• Photo: Paul Blakemore

  • Photo: Paul Blakemore

  • Photo: Paul Blakemore

  • Photo: Zakaria El Attaoui

  • Photo: Paul Blakemore

Circus Around & About

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, Herefordshire and Somerset from July through to September and is a partnership between Somerset-based Take Art and London-based 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.

This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

  • Pirates of the Carabina

    Pirates of the Carabina are award-winning circus artists, acrobats and musicians. Their brand-new show Pirate Taxi tells their own tale of running away to the circus, with humour, original music and an ingenious set. Join the adventure and watch an extraordinary aerial performance.

    Based in the South West, Pirates of the Carabina are a trailblazing circus company who specialise in ingenious, theatrical circus shows with live music. They have performed at festivals and venues across the world.


  • Company Zid

    Company Zid presentsRoutine performed by Said Mouhssine is an acrobatic comedy show. It tells the story of a person stuck in a room, with nothing to do. Sleeping is a fight against boredom but no matter what he does, he can’t even sleep. Routine is about hope and pushing personal boundaries in order to bring about change.

    Said is a multi-talented, Moroccan artist who specialises in free-running (athletic street acrobatics) and circus. He is also an actor, director and stunt artist.

  • Simple Cypher

    Simple Cypher prepare to be amazed by Roll Up, Roll Up as Simple Cypher perform explosive tricks with effortless agility within a large, spinning steel ring known as a Cyr Wheel. This skilled duo combines freestyle Hip Hop and acrobatics with juggling in an innovative and original way in this playful production.

    Simple Cypher fuse Hip Hop and circus to create dynamic, uplifting experiences.
    The company’s recognisable fusion of choreography, juggling and Cyr Wheel has been seen by audiences at festivals and venues across the UK and Europe.

  • Tilly Lee-Kronick

    Tilly Lee-Kronick is an outstanding aerialist who performs static trapeze. Her solo show Ripe is packed with fun and fresh ideas. Through humour, music and circus skills, she will unpeel your assumptions about the effortless grace of aerial acrobatics.

    Tilly is a Bristol trained singer, dancer, aerialist and physical theatre performer. She has worked for renowned circus company Cirque Bijou and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • Covid Statement

    All the events are being set up and run in accordance with current government guidelines. Please check local venue guidelines when booking.