FLOWN by Pirates of the Carabina.

Irreverent, bold and breathtaking, FLOWN tells the tale of a motley crew of incredible acrobats, aerialists, musicians and stuntmen trying to get a show on the road. But no-one seems prepared and mishaps, misfortune and misunderstandings get in the way. This is circus in which everything can go wrong, and most things do – calamity is just one step away.

FLOWN is confidently choreographed chaos as the performers fly, fling, spin and swing across the set in perfect time. Packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, belly laughs and fantastic music, FLOWN is big, beautiful and wonderfully bonkers. A delight, surprise and inspiration for the whole family!

‘Achingly beautiful and bonkers. Leaving with a smile on your face is the only option.’ The Scotsman ✭✭✭✭

‘Breathtakingly balletic, heart-breaking, masterful, hilarious and nail-biting.’ A Younger Theatre ✭✭✭✭

‘A completely jaw-dropping spectacle.’ Three Weeks Edinburgh

‘Simply gorgeous. Emotionally exquisite.’ The Times ✭✭✭✭

‘A delightful show brimming with skilful, funny and heart-warming performances.’ Total Theatre

FLOWN raconte l’histoire d’un drôle de groupe d’acrobates, de funambules, de musiciens et de cascadeurs qui essayent de monter un spectacle. C’est irrévérent, audacieux et à couper le souffle. Alors que le spectacle commence, les artistes ne sont toujours pas prêts : les accidents se multiplient, et la malchance leur joue des tours. C’est du cirque comme vous n’en n’avez jamais vu : tout peut mal se passer, et tout va mal se passer. Avec FLOWN, on n’est jamais loin de la catastrophe. FLOWN, c’est le chaos maitrisé : les artistes volent, tournent et se balancent dans une chorégraphie parfaitement réglée. Le spectacle fait la part belle aux acrobaties en tout genre, aux fous rires et à la musique live : c’est beau, impressionnant, et complétement fou ! Un plaisir, une surprise et une source d’inspiration pour toute la famille.






From the partners

  • ‘As one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies, celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, we feel that we have an important role to play within the UK sector in inspiring, nurturing and facilitating the creation and circulation of great circus. NoFit State has always encouraged and supported the development of new talents at home and to now take fresh and exciting UK work into the world to international platforms is a seriously exciting prospect.’


    Tom Rack, Artistic Director NoFit State Circus
  • ‘Subcase is an annual showcase of contemporary circus presenting mostly Nordic work. It’s a perfect opportunity to rub shoulders in a more personal and intimate way with international presenters and Nordic circus artists, in order to find new markets and co-producers as well as to exchange knowledge and experiences. The attending presenters are mostly from Europe, US and Canada but also some from Asia and South America.’

    Kiki Muukkonen, Artistic Programming Director Subcase
  • ‘Spotlight UK Circus is an excellent new opportunity for UK based circus artists to improve their financial resilience and develop professionally by performing their work overseas on new platforms. Crying Out Loud has been forging international partnerships for 14 years and is delighted to join forces with NoFit State and are hugely grateful to Arts Council England who initiated the International Showcasing fund.’

    Rachel Clare, Artistic Director Crying Out Loud
  • ‘Thanks to this collaboration between CIRCa, NoFit State Circus and Crying Out Loud, British circus will be present at the 30th edition of the CIRCa festival du cirque actuel, which showcases the upcoming circus trends every year in Auch. For the past 10 years, there has been an exceptional renewal of the art form in Europe. We are proud to present the best contemporary artists, those who speak the universal language of contemporary circus, whose work is not defined by borders.’

    Marc Fouilland, CIRCa Director

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