No Show



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  • Winner of a Herald Angel Award

    Nominated for a Total Theatre award for Circus

    4 Stars- The Times- ‘this is circus under deconstruction- informative, entertaining and enormously likeable’

     4 Stars- The Stage- ‘an all female company of circus artists play cleverly with the innovation of spectacle and its denial in the fascinating No Show

     4 Stars- The List- ‘to see young women making the circus they want, on their own terms, is a wonderful thing’ 

    4 Stars The Herald- ‘it is a generously funny, ultimately moving display of grit, determination and athletic prowess’

     


     

    What do you expect when you go to the circus?

    The greatest show on earth?

    The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts?

    No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos as the performers push themselves to their physical and mental limit. See behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution of the traditional circus performance to show the wobbles, the pain, and the real cost of aiming for perfection.

    A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

     

  • Created and directed by Ellie Dubois
     
    Performed by Francesca Hyde, Kate McWilliam, Lisa Chudalla, Michelle Ross and Alice Gilmartin
     
    Produced by Nicola Lawton
     
    Lighting by Chris Hoyle
     
    Costumes by Jennie Loof
     
    Sound Design by Kim Moore
     
    Film by Paul Sayer
     
    Presented in association with The Roundhouse
    Supported by Creative Scotland and Platform
    With thanks to NTS and Aerial Edge
     


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    No Show- Rehearsal Video from Ellie Dubois on Vimeo.
     
     
     



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