Nights at the Circus

Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 & Friday 12 July
£15/£10 concession
Portland Square

It’s 1899 and all of Europe waits for the arrival of the new century. The world crackles with possibilities and people dance to the irresistible rhythms of money, sex, love and freedom. Swinging above them all is a showbiz sensation: a fierce, vulgar, pant-droppingly sexy trapeze artist and star of Colonel Kearney’s Circus, Fevvers.

She is also a woman who appears to have wings. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century and into the brave new world!

This is the final production by the class of 2019 from boomsatsuma’s Professional Acting Diploma, a unique post-16 course which offers drama training by industry professionals. It is a two year, full time course developed in association with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, one of the leading drama schools in the world.


By Tom Morris and Emma Rice

Adapted from the Novel by Angela Carter

Directed by Sam Bridges

Musical Director – Steve Clarke

Designer – Aldo Vázquez  Lighting Design – Jenny Roxburgh

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