Circus in Action

Here are some memorable shows we’ve hosted over the years...

Here are some of the shows which have graced our stage in recent years:


KNOT is a very modern affair, told with delicate sensitivity through breath-taking acrobatics and heart-wrenching dance.

The two talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: How can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love?

KNOT was co-produced by Jacksons Lane.

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Breathtaking in every way

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CONTRA – Laura Murphy

Drawing from circus, stand-up, and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions.

Contra is written and performed by Laura Murphy and Directed by Ursula Martinez, and was co-produced by Jacksons Lane.

Fierce, witty, and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social, and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them.

Contra was highly successful and toured internationally. 

SIMPLE CYPHER – Kieran Warner & Christopher Thomas

Simple Cypher was formed by Kieran Warner and Christopher Thomas. Both specialising in cyr wheel, the two also share a passion for hip hop. 

Style, originality, and unity are key fundamentals of hip hop culture and have a profound influence on their development as circus performers. 

Jacksons Lane has supported Simple Cypher throughout their career.

A person in a long sleeved white t-shirt juggling three balls

HYENA – Alula

HYENA is the culmination of two years’ research into pioneering new ways of working with one of circus’ fastest evolving disciplines. Boisterous, playful and wild, HYENA is a synchronised display of sisterhood, strength and power.

HYENA is the exciting debut of Alula Cyr, and was directed by Rosamond Martin.

HYENA was produced by Jacksons Lane, and ran on the South Bank for a month, before touring internationally.

THE BROWNIE CLUB – Jessica Andrade

The Brownie Club is an autobiographical theatre show about race, identity and fitting in. Jessica, a British Indian girl growing up in Essex, starts her own Brownie Club with two friends.

In a treehouse, they share gossip and tales from school. Their strong bond is borne out of a shared sense of difference; the stereotypes thrown at them are because of their colour.

Through speech, song, dance and aerial work they reveal their collective resilience.

A person wearing a purple dress with a lush long purple train from their neck stood on the back of a white soft top convertible car in front of a classic red double decker bus

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