Past Events

Past Event

Extraordinary Bodies

Waldo's Circus of Magic and Terror

Extraordinary Bodies return to Brighton Festival following the hugely successful Human in 2022.

It’s 1933 Brandenburg and the Nazis are burning books and suspending civil rights. Many are desperate to escape, but for Waldo and his travelling circus of outcasts, acrobats and aerialists, ‘the show must go on’. Love, loyalty and risk-taking balance on the tightwire as the world outside becomes darker and more dangerous.

This spectacular new circus theatre musical is informed by historical research and the experiences of real performers. It is written by Hattie Naylor (Ivan and the Dogs, The Night Watch) and Jamie Beddard (Messiah, The Elephant Man) with an original score by Charles Hazlewood (Paraorchestra)

Find out more about the true stories of circus performers with this Digital Exhibition by Stav Meishar.

Click here to download the Easy Read Visual Story.

Wed 7 Jun, 7.30pm

Approximate stage times, subject to change:
Doors 6.45pm
First Half 7.30pm
Interval 8.35pm
Second Half 8.55pm
End 10pm
£12.50, £15, £18.50

Under 26’s £10, Family Ticket £50

Schools £7.50, Festival Standby £10