ED2016 Dance & Physical Theatre ED2016 Three To See ED2016 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2016: Circus shows

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three circus shows.

The Hogwallops | Underbelly’s Circus Hub | 4-22 Aug (pictured)
Hurrah for the circus, and for Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, where, as you might expect, it’s all about, well, the circus. Our first recommendation is for a show from Lost In Translation Circus that you might already have heard of, because it’s back by popular demand after a previously highly acclaimed run. ‘The Hogwallops’ is a colourful, quirky and funny show inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’, and it’s a perfect show to go and see as a family.

Closer by Circa | Underbelly George Square | 3-29 Aug
Yaron Lifschitz’s award-winning Australian ensemble Circa is renowned for its boundary-pushing shows which blur the lines between circus, movement, dance and theatre. This intimate show has been specially commissioned by Underbelly to bring audiences a close look at what physical feats the human body can achieve, and it sounds amazing.

Elixir | Underbelly’s Circus Hub | 4-22 Aug
This late night fun-filled extravaganza has a strong narrative, despite being a circus show: three mad scientists are trying to find a cure for a zombie epidemic. It’s an Aussie import, and you may not have heard of Head First Acrobats yet, but you surely will hear more of them in the future – this show has won acclaim elsewhere, and I expect a great critical response in Edinburgh too.