Circus Stories

Past Residencies, Residencies in Schools
About This Project

Incorporating visual art as well as drama, this project put the children in role as “Runners” who must prepare their town for the arrival of a very special circus – Circus Maximus are a flea circus. The Runners must drum up business, make sure that the fleas’ performance spaces are built and most importantly, they must convince the Lady Mayor, Miss Amelia Hardnose, that the show should be allowed to come to town after what happened last time…

This KS1 piece ran over four weeks with class teachers co-delivering the sessions with an actor-teacher.