The Exploded Circus

Category: Show Related artist: Mimbre

Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.

With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.

Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company. They use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections.

The Exploded Circus has stunning production design by Loren Elstein and an original, interactive score by Quinta.

“[It] really was an edge-of-the-seat affair and culminated in a life affirming conclusion.” Worthing Herald

“A magical evening.” ★★★★★ Theatre South East

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2018
  • Length: 70 minutes
  • Performance area: Indoor or outdoor. Minimum 10mx10mx6m. The Exploded Circus tours with its own self-supporting rig.
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 1.5 days or 4 sessions/4 hours
  • Number. of people on road: 10
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Multisensory Workshops, Relaxed performances, Other
  • Other access facilities: Visual story, Introductory notes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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