• Photo: Eero Alava

  • Credit: Eero Alava

  • Photo: Eero Alava


Race Horse Company

Around  is a small scale show about the life of a circus troupe, their relationships and how they overcome hardships through collaboration.

Entering with their caravan of hobby-horses the performers transform an empty stage into a dashing arena. Using a myriad of equipment they perform new and old circus tricks: juggling, acrobatics, hula hooping, mime, clownery, blowing bubbles and break-dancing.

The circus equipment used in the performance are parts of the story and staging is used as performance objects.

The 80’s inspired soundtrack imaginatively uses electronic music combined with traditional band instruments. A drum machine roars, buckets are banged and the vivid sound of an acoustic guitar joins the buzzing of a baritone ukulele.

Around  premieres in Finland in August 2016.


  • 'Hugely loveable'

    Culture Whisper on Race Horse Company

  • 'A joyous circus show which embraces love and life'

    The Stage on Super Sunday

Previous Projects

  • Company Biography

    Born in 2008 out of Petri Tuominen’s, Rauli Kosonen’s and Kalle Lehto’s need to create uncompromising, personal and a completely new kind of contemporary circus, Race Horse Company’s rough-and-ready performances are based on the aesthetics of chaos, humour and surprise.

    The company approaches circus unquestioningly, leaving philosophy and thinking to the audience. From the start, Race Horse Company has focused on touring, and their ultimate objective is no less than to take over the entire world.

    In Spring 2017, Crying Out Loud is touring Race Horse Company’s mid scale show Super Sunday and also their small scale show Around.

  • Why book this show

    A small scale show that fits in every venue

    Available for theatres and school halls

    Great circus skills

    Live music

    Funny and clever


  • Key target markets

    Families with children over the age of 3 years

    Circus and visual theatre audiences

    People looking for something different