Extraordinary physical skill, humour and storytelling are combined in this new circus show. Performed outdoors, this is the perfect entertainment for all the family.
Prepare to be amazed.
Circus Around & About is bringing high quality, small-scale, family friendly circus to village communities in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset from July through to September and is a partnership between Somerset-based Take Art and London-based Crying Out Loud.
‘This pilot project takes more circus to more people across the South West. Crying Out Loud is very happy to be collaborating with Take Art and the Rural Touring schemes to further develop the network reaching new communities who’ve not experienced contemporary circus in this way before.’
Rachel Clare, Artistic Director, Crying Out Loud
Following the impact of Covid-19 on community life, Circus Around & About offers a varied selection of circus double bills in outdoor locations. Each outdoor event will feature two shows by extraordinary national and international touring companies.
‘On behalf of the south west rural touring agencies, I am delighted to be developing a circus touring project with Crying Out Loud. For some time I have felt these two worlds have much to offer each other and this pilot gives us the opportunity to reach audiences hungry to re-engage with live performance.’
Ralph Lister, Executive Director, Take Art
This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.