2019 and beyond

We’re undertaking a period of Research and Development during 2019 but we’ll be back soon and look forward to welcoming you to more memorable experiences in the future. Please keep in touch by signing up to our newsletter. Just complete the form in the footer – see below.

Meanwhile if you’re interested in the history of circus in the UK, take a look at our  Circus Timeline.

Inspired to find out more? The Guardian‘s Chainsaw Juggling, human cannonballs and Coco the Clown! The astounding 250 year story of circus, written by Lyn Gardner in January 2018 at the beginning of the anniversary year of the founding of the first ‘modern’ circus is an entertaining and quick read.

You couldn’t have a history of contemporary circus without mentioning James Thierée and Crying Out Loud has a long association with this extraordinary artist, having produced all his UK tours since 1998 when his Compagnie du Hanneton, staged its first production, Junebug Symphony.  Chris Wiegand has written some memorable pieces about him. Here’s one from 2016, the year James staged his last large-scale piece The Toad Knew  at Edinburgh International Festival.


  • Crying Out Loud is a great producing outfit that has brought some memorable work to these shores. (Lyn Gardner)

  • Brilliant and influential circus producers. (The Guardian)