What do a master glass-blower, an itinerant ballad-singer, and the acrobat’s forgotten daughter have in common? They are all part of an imaginary circus. Enter the big tent of Belka Productions’ charming one-man show, in St Chad’s College Chapel on 15th October, from 21.30. This is a free event, open to all.
The Imaginary Circus is a storytelling extravaganza, which uses an array of props, music, poetry and costume changes to tell the tale of a young man who sets up a circus to save the local glass factory. Set in early twentieth-century Poland, it features a cast of characters, including a tongue-tied poet who speaks with flowers, a deaf musician, and the daughter of the world’s most illustrious acrobat. Rich poetic language, a vibrant physicality, and a range of plots bring this humorous, dazzling, and moving story to life.
This one-man show is performed by Durham English Literature alumnus, Ben Maier.