Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror

Author(s): Based on an original idea by Hattie Naylor, co-written by Hattie Naylor and Jamie Beddard with an original score by Charles Hazlewood Company: Extraordinary Bodies with Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth Running time: 2h 30min approx Age recommendation: 12+ years

Set in 1933 Germany, where fascist whispers have grown to shouts, Waldo and his eclectic troupe of acrobats and clowns dedicate themselves to their craft. Concealed within the glamour of Waldo’s big top, stories of love, courage and resistance are revealed as the world outside this remarkable circus troupe becomes darker and more dangerous.

The story is informed by historical research and the experiences of real performers. The star of Waldo’s Circus is Krista played by Abbie Purvis with Dominic Owen as Gerhard.

Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror is a large-scale collaboration between D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled artists and creators.


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