The Circuit. Image shows from L to R: Helene (Victoria Hamilton), Nat (Eva Birthistle). Copyright: Merman.

The Circuit

Channel 4 sitcom about an awful dinner party. 1 pilot in 2016. Stars Adeel Akhtar, Eva Birthistle, Victoria Hamilton, Tobias Menzies and others.

Press Clippings

The Circuit review

Sharon 'Catastrophe' Horgan and Dennis Kelly have some dark fun with the quintessential middle-class institution.

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian, 26th August 2016

The Circuit: Watch if you've been to a bad dinner party

Bloodshed, political debate, safe words - it's the dinner party from hell.

Ellie Harrison, Radio Times, 25th August 2016

The Circuit has found a recipe for success

Everyone hates dinner parties so why bother dressing up and wasting a decent bottle of red? That was the premise of The Circuit (Channel 4), the pilot of a prospective new comedy. It's hard to argue with, especially if you've ever poked half-heartedly at something unidentifiable in a ramekin while a booze-flushed stranger drones on about property prices.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 25th August 2016

The "new neighbours on the block" premise is given new life in this ambitious, surreal comedy pilot from Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly - writing together for the first time since Pulling. Gabe and Nat are invited for dinner by Helena and Sasha, who turn out to be bigger weirdos than they could have imagined. As the pair become involved with their neighbours' relationship, what the programme-makers describe as a "descent into hell and goulash" occurs.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 25th August 2016

Women take the comedy throne at Channel 4

Game of Thrones aside, it is the women who catch the eye in Channel 4's forthcoming comedy line-up.

John Plunkett, The Guardian, 5th June 2016

Channel 4 orders comedy pilot The Circuit from Pulling creators

Channel 4 has ordered a comedy pilot from the writers of Pulling. The Circuit - which will star the likes of Adeel Akhtar and Nicola Walker - is about a terrible dinner party.

British Comedy Guide, 14th March 2016