No Show

  • 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
    Mentoring by Lina Johnson
    Film by Paul Sayer
    Poster by Ruari Lambert
    Presented in association with The Roundhouse
    Supported by Creative Scotland and Aerial Edge
    With thanks to NTS


    No Show- Rehearsal Video from Ellie Dubois on Vimeo.