Look sharp: this year’s summer circus blockbuster has just been announced and tickets are on general sale from this week. Limbo, the follow-up to 2012’s summer circus hit Cantina, will be at the Priceless London Wonderground from May.
Soon to appear beside the Udderbelly tent on the South Bank, The Priceless Wonderground is preparing for another season of big-top fun and frolics. Last year, the marquee production was the Australian extravaganza Cantina which saw a hardcore crew flip, strip and perilously cavort in a show definitely not for the kids.
This summer, we can look forward to its successor, Limbo. It will run from May to September and comes with a theme which could have tripped straight off tongue of Derek Zoolander: “Welcome to an exotic illogical world, where peculiar characters wait on the edge of false awakening. With the whisper of spirits and domination, illusion, suspension; LIMBO is boundless.” To be fair, it’s not very different to the loose Stranger In A Strange Land-style plot of recent Cirque du Soleil’s last London show Kooza and we look forward to see how the abstract premise is translated into reality.
Limbo comes with a highly varied cast including UK illusionist Paul Kieve, Coney Island’s sword swallower and vintage beauty Heather Holliday, American acrobat, aerialist, and film stuntman Jonathan Nosan, Europe’s gravity-defying Chinese pole master and beatboxer Mikael Bres, Australia’s acrobatic dancing sensation Hilton Denis and hand balancer Danik Abishev.
Those looking for a circus fix sooner than May can wander around the Circus Space building on Sunday 3 March 2-4pm and hear how the Shoreditch Electric Power Station was converted into the National Circus School. Booking is essential and places are limited – get in touch with email@example.com to find out more and reserve your place.
Limbo is currently debuting at the Adelaide Fringe but will be landing in London on 7 May and will stick around until 29 September. Showtime is generally 7.15pm with 3pm Saturday matinees. Tickets are available from £10. You can call 0844 545 8282 to book tickets and grab more information on ticket availability, age restrictions and prices.
Photo credit: Che Chorley