Internationally-renowned NoFit State Circus together with The New Vic Theatre in Newcaste-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire will be bringing you, their brand-new family entertainment show called Lexicon. Created by the same award winning team that created Imortal, Tabu, and Bianco, this stunning new production brings together world class circus performers, musicians, and artists in a ring, seductive and utterly contemporary take on the circus experience. After its premiere in the hometown of Philip Astley (the father of modern circus) in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lexicon will then tour to Brighton and Cardiff before setting off around the world; Rennes, Avignon, Melbourne, and Marseille, before coming back to London in 2019. So don’t miss the chance to catch the show while its still here. Directed by the award-winning Firenza Guidi, the show will be featuring lots of vivid storytelling, evocative live music and spectacular physical performance, celebrating everything there is about the circus theatre. The show draws inspiration from circus history, heritage and traditions.
With jaw-dropping performances from a world-class cast, brilliant live music and spectacular action swirling around you – this show will have both kids (and grandparents) talking about it for days to come. We are sure that it will be an experience like no other.
How long is Lexicon on for?
It starts on Wednesday, 28 March and will go on until Saturday, 21 April
How much are the tickets and where can I purchase them?
- Prices can range anywhere from £6 (unwaged) for the preview tickets to £18 for all other standard performance. Family tickets are priced at £54
- Do note that under 3s go free, so long as they sit on accompanying adult’s lap
- Tickets can be purchased directly from The New Vic’s Box Office by calling 01782 717962 or via NoFit State’s website here.
Where does the show take place?
For all other details and FAQ about the show, visit here.
Here is a sneek peak video of Lexicon
If you are feeling lucky and thinking about watching this show, why not WIN yourself a FAMILY Ticket for 4 people (min 1 child and 1 adult – under 3s can go in free so long as they sit on the accompanying adult’s lap) worth £54 to go watch this amazing show? Do join our contest to be in the running to watch this spectacular show at The New Vic Theatre with your family! Contest ends 25 March, Terms & Conditions apply. See below for full details.
About The Victoria Theatre
The Victoria Theatre Company was the first professional company in Britain to perform permanently in the round – that is, with the audience on all sides of the acting area. Today, The New Vic is known both for its professional productions and for its award-winning work in the community. The company’s first base was Scarborough from which it toured to towns without their own theatres, taking the ‘theatre’ with it – raked platforms providing in-the-round seating for 250. Newcastle-under-Lyme was visited regularly and a permanent North Staffordshire home was planned. On 9 October 1962, a converted cinema opened its doors as a theatre, an event that received no mention in the national press. In 1983 an appeal was launched to raise funds for a new theatre. With local donations totalling over £1 million, the New Vic opened in August 1986. In the years since, the New Vic’s work has developed an increased national and international reach with productions transferring to London and Manchester, and partnerships formed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre Studio.
LEXICON is commissioned by New Vic Theatre as part of the Circus Past, Present and Future programme Co -produced in association with Tombee de la Nuit, Rennes, Marseille Biennale International des Arts du Cirque, and Cirque Jules Verne, Le Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, Amiens.
About NoFit State
Created in 1986 by five friends, NoFit State is a community bound by a common passion and a collective journey. They make stories without narrative – creating work that is poignant and poetic. They use largescale imagery, circus, live music, movement and innovative design. They invent worlds where the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, the possible and the impossible, become blurred, where the frontiers between artists and audiences are broken, where nothing is hidden and everything revealed. They create work on all scales and deliver community and participatory projects alongside their professional performances. They hope to inspire their audience to step out of themselves for a moment, have their dreams fed, their spirits nourished and for them to leave uplifted and perhaps stirred to challenge themselves and their world.
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