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The Exploded Circus


Fri 7 – Sat 8 September 
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 2.30pm, 7.30pm
Circus / Dance
Theatre Royal Winchester
Tickets £17
Friends £15
U26s £12
Families/Groups (4+) £13
Schools/Groups (8+) £10

Matinée £14
Matinée Friends £12
Matinée U26s £10
Matinée Families/Groups (4+) £11
Matinée Schools/Groups (8+) £9

Friends Offer^
2 for 1 on opening night
no hidden fees*

The Exploded Circus
The big top at the end of the world

Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words.

Six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.

With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.

Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company. They use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections. 

“simple… delicate charm”
The Times on Mimbre’s show Until Now

Recommended Age: 6+
Running Time: 1hr 10mins

Relaxed Performances:
Sat 8 September 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 1.30pm)
This relaxed performance is open to everyone but has been introduced to provide a supportive environment for children and families with learning difficulties, special needs or Autistic Spectrum Condition and people with dementia to enjoy the excitement of live pantomime. The auditorium lights will be kept low throughout the show and any loud noises on stage will be softened. Audience members may leave or rejoin the performance at any time and staff will be on hand to help.

Download the Visual Story Guide [PDF 1.2MB]

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Creative Team
Director | Lina Johansson
Production Designer | Loren Elstein
Composer | Quinta
Lighting Designer | Amy Mae
Aerial choreography consultant | Mélissa Colello

Alice Allart (Trick bike, slack rope)
Farrell Cox (Physical theatre, aerials)
Coral Dawson (Corde lisse, physical theatre, aerial harness)
Arielle Lauzon (Acrobatics, slack rope, Chinese hoops)
Rebecca Rennison (Aerials)
Lynn Scott (Juggling)

Production images by Vervate Photography

Supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring grant, Foyle Foundation, PRS Foundation, Imagine Luton, Worthing Theatres, and Circus 250.Residency and production support by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space

Visit sponsored by Kimball Smith

Winchester Images Sound II Man on a Horse Buttercross Hat Fair Alfred the Great Hat Fair

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