MA in Directing Circus: Final Major Projects

Epic Minds by Nikki Kenward
Finisterre by Elle Kate Edwards

Saturday 17th September 2022
St Paul’s Church, BS2 8SJ
Ages 12+
Contains swearing, adult themes of psychosis, & strobe lighting

Welcome to the Final Major Projects from our Masters students in Directing Circus! Join us for two 35-minute pieces by our graduating MA students.

Epic Minds by Nikki Kenward

Heather is an aerialist with a traumatic brain injury from a car crash who frantically tries to process the ecstatic but disturbing psychotic episodes that followed through autobiographical writing. Using her own words, this piece includes rope, juggling, song and dance as well as immersive sound and light sections to create an engaging and entertaining experience.

Finisterre by Elle Kate Edwards

Hold on to your spoons.  As we voyage towards the end of the world, our headless hands are left grasping to the thread of a teabag to keep us on course.  Reality melts away like an over-dunked biscuit and the imagination takes the helm.

Finisterre is an absurd and surreal circus performance.  It has emerged from an artist research project seeking to transpose techniques used to make Blackout Poetry to form a methodology of directing circus.

There will be a short Q&A session with the directors after the performances.

The seating configuration for our performances is flexible, but as standard, our main seating area is raked. The front rows are level and accessible, and aisle seats are available. Please get in touch to reserve seats in these rows if required.

Please note that seating in our Gallery is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not accessible for audience members who may find stairs difficult or impractical.

Wheelchair and Step-Free Entrance
We have ramped access to our auditorium and level access to our toilets. If you require a wheelchair space or step-free access to your seat in our auditorium then please let us know in advance of the performance. Simply give us a call on 0117 924 7615 or email

Wheelchair and step-free access can be found at our side entrance. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

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Main Entrance: Stepped Access

For performances, our main double doors serve as the principle entrance. This entrance consists of three steps up to the Box Office foyer, and three further steps up to the main building. We use What 3 Words to give you an exact location on a map. Follow the link below to find this entrance.

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