• Photo: Matilda Temperley

  • Photo: Matilda Temperley

  • Photo: Mark Dawson

  • Photo: Mark Robson

  • Photo: Matilda Temperley

Flown

Flown  get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music.

Our stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians are going to put on a jaw-dropping spectacle for you.

But there’s a problem; no one is prepared and mishaps, disasters and disagreements threaten to wreck the show. A flying aerialist is still ironing her dress, a cranky diva gets tangled in the rigging, and is that one of the stuntmen dangling from the lighting bar? Catastrophe is just one wrong move away!

Flown  is confidently choreographed chaos as the performers fly, fling, spin and swing across the set in perfect time. It’s big, beautiful and bonkers, an experience for everyone to treasure.

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Press

  • ‘Skin-tinglingly good.’

    Time Out

  • ‘Exquisite moments of beauty…brilliantly athletic.’

    The Guardian

  • ‘…delivered with immense skill and generosity of spirit.’

    The Times

  • ‘Leaving with a smile on your face is the only option.’

    The Scotsman

  • ‘Flown successfully transforms its circus into something new and fresh.’

    Edinburgh Spotlight

  • ‘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

  • ‘A completely jaw-dropping spectacle.’

    Three Weeks Edinburgh

  • ‘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

Audience Comments

  • I just fell head over heels in love with #flown by @Carabinapirates, the best circus show I've even seen, go watch!

    @JasmineOrchard1

  • Tip - go see @Carabinapirates's Flown at @warwickarts tonight. I see quite a lot of contemporary circus. It's right up there with the best

    @arthurmjones

  • Have just had my mind #flown incredible acts, brilliant music, humour, emotion and a massive smile on my face thanks. If you have any sense go and see

    @nick_w_parkin

  • Just saw #Flown @ Udderbelly.Surreal, beautiful to watch, awesome use of music, wonderful voices. Flying was wonderfully imaginative. #gosee

    @CharlottePeterz

  • Just saw FLOWN by @Carabinapirates at @UdderbellyFest -it's breathtaking, beautiful, and truly spectacular. The music is exceptionally good.

    @londonisyours

  • Flown by the @Carabinapirates is incredible – crazy talented people doing a breathtaking, beautiful, goofy & highly original show. #EdFringe

    @Linndelicate

  • COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

    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 Flown’s  success, the Glastonbury Arts Commission has become an established award, offering a platform for new circus companies. During 2013 Flown  toured to venues across the UK, performing over 72 shows to more than 22,000 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.

  • CO-PRODUCERS

    Flown  has been produced by Crying Out Loud with support from Arts Council England, the PASS project under the European Border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England, co-funded by ERDF with La brèche, Cherbourg, Lighthouse Poole, Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth and Invisible Circus, Bristol.