‘Easily the best family show at the Fringe’ 

★★★★★ Theatre Reviews, Edinburgh Aug 2019 

‘Sassy, funny and clever and brilliantly put together

★★★★★ The Bare Foot Review, Adelaide, Feb 2020

‘Finally a show for the entire family’

★★★★★ All About Entertainment – Adelaide, Feb 2020 


‘Innovative and extraordinary’ – The Wee Reporter


‘Fun and entertaining, exceptional comedy’ – One4Review


‘Frisky and fabulous show’ – The Mumble Cirque


Outdoors, Indoors
6 performers
45mins – 60mins
Medium scale – 200 – 800
Suitable for broad audience, family friendly, minimal spoken language.
English, Italian, French

Spectacle, comedy, drama and delight – Lost in Translation Circus present a brilliantly funny new circus/theatre show for all the family.

Meet Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso – and their arch enemy the dastardly Banker, who schemes to repossess the hotel. As the tenants introduce us to their beloved home we witness their battle with the Banker. Will they manage to stay open, or will they be forced to move on?


The cast of 6 highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers tell the story of how the tenants battle to save their home and livelihood. Circus favourites Lost in Translation display a colourful mix of daring circus skills, physical comedy and theatre. Paradiso also features a specially written musical score by Peter Reynolds, renowned circus Musical Director and multi-instrumentalist who has worked extensively with Lit Circus.

With thrills, gasps, laughs and drama there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy.

Commissioned for SO Festival in 2016 Hotel Paradiso is flexible and adaptable to a variety of settings. There are 2 versions that can be performed on a stage and also a site-specific setting that takes over a local building.

The two-stage versions of Hotel Paradiso are either a simple set up on an existing stage or, where space allows, the company will provide full structure, set and stage for the full spectacular experience.  Both can be accommodated indoors or outdoors and are designed for locations with limited performance infrastructure, space and technical capabilities. The simpler version has a quick turnaround and is easily adaptable.

The site-specific version uses a local house or other building as the set and is ideal for one-off events, regeneration projects and areas with limited performance infrastructure. It’s perfect for reaching new audiences in the heart of disengaged communities.