Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Inspired by the true tale of an Ethiopian icon, Derartu Tulu, this unmissable showcase of superhuman strength blends breathtaking contortion, awe-inspiring acrobatics, and mesmerising fire juggling with a rocking, exuberant soundtrack. Circus Abyssinia made their UK debut at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and featured on the Royal Variety Performance in the same year. After touring internationally, including a sell-out run in New York, they are thrilled to return with their greatly anticipated new show. *reviews for ‘Ethiopian Dreams'

6 - 27 August 2022, 2:15 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Cabaret and Variety

La Clique

Born at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 and subsequently gaining international acclaim touring the globe, this original and trailblazing Spiegeltent-based cabaret show brings you a magnificent collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites.  A decade on from winning the Best Entertainment Olivier Award and fresh from performances in London and Singapore, La Clique promises to be a night of laughs, gasps, naughtiness and the best in international cabaret.  *images are from La Clique at Underbelly Festival 2022.

5 - 27 August 2022, 7:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circa: Humans 2.0

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment and then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap, and are caught, as physical limits are pushed to their extreme. Can we ever find a perfect balance or is adapting to constant change the only way forward? A tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal, and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.   Humans 2.0 is commissioned by The Mondavi Center, UC Davis Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Humans 2.0 is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

5 - 27 August 2022, 6:35 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Hotel Paradiso

An irresistibly colourful, loud, and fun show for all the family by Lost in Translation, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies and Guinness World Record Holders. With thrillingly spectacular circus skills, physical comedy, theatrical storytelling, and slapstick, Hotel Paradiso sees the staff family tackle the scheming Banker as he tries to possess the Hotel Paradiso. Full of hijinks and impeccable clowning, Lost in Translation will treat audiences to heart-stopping aerial, stunning floor acrobatics, and extraordinary juggling.

6 - 27 August 2022, 3:20 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Cabaret and Variety

Blunderland

The subversive break-out hit of the international cabaret and circus circuit, we have arrived with a STRONG dose of what we all need at the moment: some outrageous nightlife naughtiness, club-kid antics, and a heady dose of arthouse-weird. Born out of the New York underground queer nightlife scene this show has titillating packed crowds worldwide who are enthralled with its uniquely whimsical and ridiculous performance combinations. Join us for an evening of sensually disastrous drag, burlesque, and circus you won't forget!!   Edinburgh Festival Fringe Cast Adam Malone Bede Nash Emily Chilvers Leo Petland Eric Schmalenberger Olivia Porter Tara Boom Themme Fatale

5 - 27 August 2022, 9:55 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Brave Space

Starting as a puddle of fabric on the floor, it grows to encompass a wondrous world of circus. Intimate and low tech, the audience sits nose-to-nose with an all-female cast of bold physical artists to build the world we want to live in, even for only a few shared moments. 

6 - 27 August 2022, 11:00 am

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Cabaret and Variety

Briefs: Bite Club

An event sautéed in a hedonistic haze of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre, and comedy. Described as one of Australia’s most arresting performers, Sahara Beck’s soaring vocals will blast female pride power into the ferociously fierce displays of talent from the BRIEFS boys you know and love. Their slick tomfoolery and heart-stopping hooliganism will be bathed in suave synth, heady hooks, and swelling strings, all set to a glorious pop pulse.

5 - 28 August 2022, 8:45 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down! Yet again, the Cirque Alfonse clan has favoured its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theatre all come together, driven by original live music ... an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls ‘agricultural funk! A production for young and old alike, ANIMAL is the farm gone haywire!

6 - 27 August 2022, 4:25 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Rebel

Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breath-taking aerials and spectacular heart-stopping sideshow. Combining music and circus, bringing to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years, with an aesthetic that inspired generations.

6 - 27 August 2022, 5:30 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Children's Shows

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into an hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch- your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side- splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this aquatic adventure! Winner of Best Children's Presentation - Adelaide Fringe 2020.

6 - 27 August 2022, 12:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows