250 years of Circus

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It all began with a ring…
In 1768 Philip Astley paced out a circle on the banks of the Thames perform tricks on horseback. Over 250 years later, that moment is recognised as the birth of modern circus.

Gossamer Thread invite you on a journey traversing the myriad evolutions of circus, featuring world class performers in aerial, acrobatics, sideshow, juggling & more.

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Human Artwork - two performers, one sitting in a wheelchair, swing on an aerial rope against a black background. Text reads: 'Human'.
Human – Streaming
Thu 30 Jun 2022
Exeter Northcott Theatre
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Zog and the Flying Doctors
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Tue 05 Jul 2022
Clifford Room at the Barnfield Theatre
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