The Circus

The Circus. Copyright: Tony Hawks Productions.

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Cabaret starring Joseph Morpurgo, Tony Law, Ben Target, James Acaster, Lloyd Langford, Paul Foot, Natasia Demetriou, Tim Fitzhigham, Will Adamsdale, Louise Ford and 3 more performed on the following days in August 2014...

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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.

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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 BBC3'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

Credits

Person Role
Paul Foot Self
Tony Law Self
Joseph Morpurgo Self
Will Adamsdale Self
Ellie White Self
Natasia Demetriou Self
Phil Wang Self
Louise Ford Self
Tim Fitzhigham Self
Eric Lampert Self
Ben Target Self
Lloyd Langford Self
James Acaster Self