Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
‘needs to be seen to be believed … pure circus gold’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘will knock your socks off’ ★★★★ The Times
is an incredible, jaw-droppingly joyful extravaganza of colour, excitement and fun. To thumping African beats the 15 strong cast showcase high-flying acrobatics, unimaginable acts of contortion, comedy clowning and feats of strength and skill.
It follows the magical true tale of brothers Bibi and Bichu
, who dreamed as little boys of joining the circus and grew up to help raise a phenomenal new tradition of circus in Ethiopia. Weaving their story through death-defying tricks and stunning ensemble feats of juggling, human juggling, contortion, hoop-diving and Chinese pole, the show is a joy- filled journey through Ethiopia’s rich artistic traditions and a transformative celebration of circus itself.