Airealism presents The Lost Circus
In early 1914 the air is thick with frost, the cold is so breath-taking that traffic is absent—people rush to get indoors after only the most essential journeys. A train approaches the station but ice and snow prevent the brakes from slowing. Hundreds are killed, including the troupe of circus performers that had been travelling to entertain Londoners with their daring feats of aerial performance, eye-popping acrobatics and all around zany antics.
Trapped under the station, the souls of these performers remain, bringing about never-ending carnivals: spectres of a circus that once was. Every 50 years a crack in the time-space continuum allows visitors to enter the world of the abandoned circus. The audience is invited to engage in an immersive experience, joining the inner circle of the travelling team, whilst they carry on backstage, run their routines and dazzle the crowd.
A brand new cabaret for 2014, created specifically for the infamous Vault tunnels beneath Waterloo station in London and performed as part of the Vault Festival 2014. The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN.
- 4th February 2014, 8:30pm
- 5th February 2014, 8:30pm
- 6th February 2014, 8:30pm and 9:45pm
- 7th February 2014, 8:30pm and 9:45pm
- 8th Febraury 2014, 8:30pm and 9:45pm
Tickets: £18 (£14 early bird tickets available until 28th January 2014), available from www.thevaultfestival.com/the-lost-circus/.