• Credit: Milan Szypura

  • Credit: Milan Szypura

  • Credit: Milan Szypura

  • Credit: Milan Szypura

  • Credit: Milan Szypura

  • Company Biography

    Circa Tsuica is the musical offspring of Cheptel Aleïkoum, the French company famous for bringing innovative pieces such as Le Repas  or Le Bal Cirque  to a growing number of people.

    The members of the Cheptel (or livestock  in English) met over 10 years ago, as they were studying at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (National Centre for Circus Arts, Châlons-en-Champagne, France). Now, when they’re not touring the world, they live together as a community in Saint Agil, a small village in the West of France, where they brought back life and a passion for brass bands.

    Their name alone is enough to give you an idea of what they’re aiming for: “Tsuica” is Romanian for “brandy”, like the party spirit that inhabits all of their creations. Fusing amazing skills and live music, they create a playground where humour meets jaw-dropping acrobatic tricks. Previously, they toured Europe with Opus 2Fanfarerie Nationale, Maintenant ou Jamais. 

Opus 7

Welcome to the mischievous and playful world of Circa Tsuica. A company of cracking musicians and daredevil acrobats, they serve a cocktail of funky brass beats and awe-inspiring physical feats.

As the performers play a joyous blend of ripping rhythms they show off their outrageous circus skills without dropping a note – or each other!

Through a potent blend of risk-taking acrobatics and foot-stomping live music, Circa Tsuica create a vibrant spectacle.

Looking for a rip-roaring good time? Join them as they shake the party in this funny and uproarious show.

Circa Tsuica is the creation of Cheptel Aleïkoum, a collective of unique French entertainers who tour the world performing their feel-good shows. This is the Company’s first UK visit.

The Company will be joined on stage at most of the venues by a local brass band.

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Press

  • 'Circa Tsuica has invented the Circus Brass Band, mastering acrobatics and musical rhythm, they turn art into "a weapon of mass construction".'

    Lemon Mag

  • 'A gem of humour and friendliness.'

    Ouest France

  • 'A unique hour's entertainment.'

    The Reviews Hub

  • 'Opus 7 is an outstandingly fun show, perfect for children and adults.'

    Stage Talk Magazine

  • 'It promised thrills, chaos and stirring instrumentation. And that's exactly what it delivered.'

    Oxford Times

Audience Comments

  • 'Go and see this tomorrow! Fantastic quirky performance, loved it #CircusBrass'

    @Claire2122

  • #CircusBrass absolutely amazing, everyone should see it. A raggletaggle troupe of life affirming misfits and tricksters.'

    @webdancetheatre

  • 'Fantastic show full of energy and fun.'

    @LucyKStirk