2014 Edinburgh Fringe

The Circus

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
The Circus. Copyright: Tony Hawks Productions

Roll up! Roll up! One and all... It's The Circus! Every night, a line-up of the brightest sparks on the Fringe give big top performances in a raucous display of the wondrous, the grotesque and the comedically versatile. Join our house band and ringmaster, for this year's late night, out of hand, monstrous, hullabaloo. A bombastic resurrection of a timeless cirque.

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
31st Jul 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
1st Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
2nd Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
3rd Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
4th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
5th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
6th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
7th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
8th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
9th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
10th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
12th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
13th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
14th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
15th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
16th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
17th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
18th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
19th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
20th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
21st Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
22nd Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
23rd Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
24th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens
25th Aug 22.30 Assembly George Square Gardens

Reviews

Press articles

The 12 must-see comedians at Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A selection of a dozen comics to see at the Fringe.

Alex Hardy, The Times, 1st August 2014

Edinburgh 2014: Our picks of the Fringe and EIF

The job of picking highlights from the 400-plus page programme is no mean feat, but we've given it a good go. Shows are listed in time order to help you plan your Festival schedule.

What's On Stage, 8th June 2014

More details

Roll up! Roll up! One and all... It's The Circus!

Every night, a line-up of the brightest sparks on the Fringe deliver big top performances in a raucous display of the wondrous, the grotesque and the comedically versatile. The traditional turns you know and love - with conjury and jeopardy by the bucket-load - re-imagined before your very eyes. Prepare yourselves for a hedonistic resurrection of a timeless cirque...

With a constantly revolving daily line-up, The Circus brings together spectacular theatrics, mesmeric showmanship, and razor-sharp character comedy. Within the stunning confines of Assembly George Square's Bosco Tent, bubbles a comedy show rich in tightly woven narrative, expertly devised character, pathos and jokes.

The Circus has been created by former stand-up-turned-televisual brains - Dan Atkinson. Atkinson was a core writer on five series of Russell Howard's Good News, and the main creative force behind Live At The Electric. Williams (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee) and Johnson (writer on BBC Three's Siblings) are the most exciting young comedy writing partnership in the county. The Circus also heavily features material created by the line-up of special guests.

Join our house band and ringmaster, for this year's late night, out of hand, monstrous, hullabaloo.

The Circus Acts

Paul Foot as The Human Canonball

Tony Law as the Lion Tamer

Joseph Morpurgo as Elemento

Will Adamsdale as The Great Valmont

Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou as the Sexy American Girl Cousins

Phil Wang as the Unbelievable Hao

Louise Ford as the Lancastrian Firebird

Tim FitzHigham as the Lion Tamer

Eric Lampert as the Something Something

Ben Target as the Something Something

Lloyd Langford as The Clown

James Acaster as The Clown

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