Reg Bolton’s Suitcase Circus

Clown, mime, teacher Reg Bolton (pictured) creates Suitcase Circus to support his work teaching circus skills in Edinburgh’s streets and housing estates. In the next decade Bolton, who worked with Lindsay Kemp Mime Company and trained at Annie Fratellini’s school in Paris, will be instrumental in developing the nascent field of community circus. In 1983 he writes Circus in a Suitcase, an enduring how-to guide on starting a community circus.