Tumble Circus

Unsuitable by Tumble Circus.

Tumble Circus offers the unique experience of a non-traditional Irish circus, specialising in highly skilled circus, theatre and comedy. The company is based in Belfast and has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Europe and the world.

Unsuitable features a cast of five internationally renowned circus artists including acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns from Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia. It has moments of physical poetry. There are astounding feats of circus ability. There are questions about gender, about race, about identity, and there will be comedy. People will laugh, people will think and people will be amazed.

‘Wonderfully honest.’  The Arts Review 2016

‘Contagious and it’s impossible to not smile, laugh, cry and become involved in every aspect. This show is certainly a must see as it lives up to its name.’ The Reviews Hub 2016 ✭✭✭✭

Tumble Circus offre une expérience unique de cirque irlandais non traditionnel, et se specialise dans un cirque humoristique. La compagnie est basée à Belfast et se produit en Irlande, en Europe et dans le monde.

Unsuitable est une équipe de cinq artistes de cirque de renommée internationale. Acrobates, aériens, jongleurs et es clowns venus d’Irlande, de Finlande, de Suède, de Suisse et d’Australie.

Unsuitable est une série de moments de poésie physique. Des exploits spectaculaires circassiens. On y pose des questions sur le genre, la race, l’identité et la comédie. On y rit, on y réfléchis, on y est surpris.

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
  • ‘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
  • ‘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

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