• Photo: Kerry Palmer

  • Photo: Mark Robson

  • Photo: Mark Robson

  • Photo: Matilda Temperley

  • Photo: Carnival Cinema


Pirates of the Carabina

Welcome to the world of the unexpected!

A stunning troupe of 10 masterful acrobats, aerialists, musicians and daredevil stuntmen are staging a dazzling show for you. The problem is that no-one is prepared and disagreements and disasters threaten to wreck the spectacle.

Irreverent and silly, bold and breathtaking, Flown  is a captivating show packed with thrills, laughs and extraordinary feats all set to a live soundtrack.

Winner of a Total Theatre Award Edinburgh 2013 for Physical/Visual Theatre.

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  • ‘Slipping deftly between humour, sobriety, grace and up-close spectacle, and punctuated by jokes, brief monologues and live music, this company devised piece pokes covertly sympathetic fun at disgruntlement, ineptitude and failure, via a series of faux mishaps that are delivered with immense skill and generosity of spirit.’

    The Times

  • ‘…at turns beautiful and bonkers.’

    The Scotsman

  • ‘It’s a delightful show brimming with skilful, funny and heart-warming performances; boasting an ingenious set full of mechanical curiosities; and a great integration of live music and physical action. And how good to see a new British circus company making their mark at the Edinburgh Fringe!’

    Total Theatre

  • About

    Pirates of the Carabina (POC) specialises in theatrical, highly technical circus shows combined with live music. A group of 10 experienced artists, they have created a platform for developing their own ideas, bringing to the stage the qualities that best express their essence. POC was formed organically out of a one-off commissioned performance of Flown for Glastonbury Festival in 2011. As a result of Flowns success, the Glastonbury Arts Commission has become an established award, offering a platform for new circus companies. During 2013-2014 Flown toured to venues across the UK, performing over 80 shows to more than 26,000 people. It has been performed to capacity crowds at Glastonbury Festival, Bristol Circus Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe where the Company won the Total Theatre Award for best Physical/Visual Theatre show.

  • Why Book This Show

    Large scale spectacle
    Fun and funny
    Great night out
    Live music
    High production values

  • Key Target Markets

    Family audiences
    Comedy attenders
    People interested in physical theatre
    People looking for a good night out
    Group bookers