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Circus, Circus, Circus!

17th Aug 2017

Flippin' heck do we have a whole bunch of incredible circus acts at Underbelly! With soaring numbers of circus shows make sure you can juggle your schedule to catch these highlights. For circus with slapstick to circus with heart, here are our picks to give your trip to the Fringe a little more 'wow, how do they do that!'

3.15pm (4.15pm) | George Square | More Info

Breathtaking displays of juggling and acrobatics combine with clowning that evokes Laurel and Hardy in this European smash-hit making its Fringe debut. A fast-paced energetic and funny circus show for all the family. 

Circa: Humans
7pm (8pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Humans is an ecstatic love letter to our endangered species. Created by Yaron Lifschitz and fresh from a storming season at Sydney Festival, ten acrobats go faster, harder and higher than ever before, taking us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are. 

10.15pm (11.15pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Winner – First and Foremost Entertainment Award Brighton Fringe 2015. Elixir is circus with a difference! Uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious, the story follows three enthusiastic and acrobatic scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life. The mayhem that follows is a beautiful mix of incredible acrobatics and impeccable comic timing. 

Trash Test Dummies
1pm (2pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Everyone put your bins out! Trash Test Dummies are back in Edinburgh! This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
3pm (4pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams follows the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers whose dream of joining the circus is made real by the Man in the Moon. 

All the Fun
4pm (5pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. You’re invited beyond the everyday 1, 2, 3 of juggling in an ever-changing space, with the performers balancing objects and throwing bodies, rendering failure just as visible as sweat. 

5pm (6pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

The boys from the 2015 smash Bromance are back in this red-hot, five-star circus show… and they've brought friends! The game is on – tricking, tumbling, flying and catching are challenges and opportunities for individual bids for recognition and winning. 

Acéléré by Circolombia
9.15pm (10.15pm) | Circus Hub | More Info

Circolombia took London's Roundhouse by storm with their explosive debut show, Urban and then Acéléré. Circolombia is no ordinary circus. The sheer power of 13 performers, coupled with mind-boggling skill and a willingness to take terrifying risks, delivers world-class, gravity-defying performances you'll never forget. 

Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck
2.40pm (3.40pm) | Cowgate | More Info

Accidental clown turned multi award-winning performer Sam Goodburn plays a dumbstruck young man the morning after his first steps into manhood. The endearing dork finds himself semi-dressed amidst an apartment too floral for his now less-inebriated comfort zone. Witness offbeat comedy, world-class unicycling and impeccable feats with sliced bread. 

Posted by Nicki