Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, acrobatics)

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  • Assembly Hall - Main Hall
  • 16:25
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 0+
  • Country: Canada
  • Group: FLIP Fabrique
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 0 and above (0+)
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


What if winter has taken over? With Blizzard, Flip Fabrique take you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invite you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art, and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 48 steps from the main entrance however there is separate level access entrance via a rear door on Lawnmarket. This is adjacent to the Johnston Terrace roundabout, and is next to the Ensign Ewart which is at 521 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Please ring doorbell for entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Margaret O'Sullivan 86 days ago

A beautifully performed expressive show, the music and set used brilliantly.

JC 86 days ago

As always with Flip Fabrique, their show is beautiful, mind blowing, heartwarming, funny and poetic. Definitely my favourite circus company, go see this show!

Giles Clifford 87 days ago

Extraordinarily impressive show - fantastic agility, athleticism and teamwork, and wonderful humour. Must see.

Amanda D 87 days ago

Fantastic show! This was an amazing mix of intense, draw dropping acrobatics and short funny pieces in the middle to give you a chance to breathe! Not one to miss!

Sean Keeley 90 days ago

Fantastic show!!
Superb acrobatics, understated without the flash. Subtle humour and great use of the set as apparatus, including the piano. Music held the emotion of the performance together throughout, this is a show you must go and see.

Debbie Keeley 90 days ago

Impressive circus skills and an entertaining theme running throughout. I thoroughly recommend you go and see this wonderful show. I loved it!

Bruno 90 days ago

Fantastic! I was amazed by the talent of the artists, the staging, the poetry of this show! The breath taken away by so much beauty!
I think I'll even go see him again.
Bravo Flip Fabrique

C Cowe 91 days ago

Great acrobatics as always, not as funny as previous shows. Breathtaking circus routines are well worth the visit

Angus Simpson 91 days ago

My goodness, what a breathtaking hour – in more ways than one! It was in no way ironic that Flip Fabrique brought a show set in the depths of winter to Scotland in the depths of summer. They set up the chilling atmosphere beautifully, and kept it going with one extraordinary stunt after another. We saw aerial acrobatics, trampolining, hula hoops, juggling and incredible balancing routines which made us one minute gasp, the next minute laugh, but rarely did we catch our breath! But this is so much more than a succession of fabulous feats. It’s a musical and visual treat, too. Quick costume changes from ski-wear to grass skirts (yes, really!), along with brilliant lighting and smoke effects make this a real treat for the eyes. The central apparatus of a twelve-foot cuboid is put to magnificent use as a cage, a shelter, and a diving platform. It’s also put to spectacular purpose in its own right in the finale (no spoilers here!). Special mention should also be given to musician Ben Nezralla who gives the entire performance its backbone and its poetry. His box-of-tricks piano covers every inch of the stage and even doubles up as an apparatus for some of the tricks. Flip Fabrique have thought of everything. ‘The perfect show for EVERY Fringe-goer.

Bouquets and Brickbats 93 days ago

If you see only one circus act during the Fringe, Blizzard is the family-friendly spectacle you don’t want to miss. It is, quite simply, stunningly good.

Nicola 94 days ago

I go to see these guys every year at the fringe as they are so great! Amazing acrobats but also entertainers. Always a feel good show. And always one of the best shows I see at the fringe.

Neil M 96 days ago

Saw this group a couple of years ago and was keen to see them again. A great show and truly awesome acrobatics and strength. We were lucky enough to get some tickets today at the half price hut - I would have paid full price and they are certainly on my list if they return next year.

Suzanne Jobson 96 days ago

What a fantastic show!! Entertaining from start to finish. The acrobatics were phenomenal, the live musician was brilliant showing off some great skills and giving great ambience to the different scenes. The performers worked so well together and they pulled off a really great performance. Even the scene changes were thought through so the audience wasn't left waiting during black out scenes. We really liked the comedy parts in it too :-)

Would definitely recommend! 10/10 for us.

Georgia 96 days ago

I did not enjoy the comedy elements so much as, although entertaining, they detracted from the force of the mesmerising performance. The acrobatics were amazing and we were left in awe of the cast's abilities and interaction. 8.5 out of 10 for us.

Tim D 96 days ago

The Bilzzard description undersells the performance. It is brilliant!!!! Acrobatics, dance, humour and musicianship all on display at the highest standard. Wow!!!

Jo Roberts 97 days ago

The show is breathtaking and such fun. Highly recommended.

Anne Thomson 99 days ago

Wonderful show. Dance, acrobatics, humour - all to the highest standard, enhanced by a unique music score. Breathtaking balance and strength displays. Fabulous!

jane aitman 101 days ago

Simon Renouf 101 days ago

Absolutely stunning acrobatics, hilarious skits and incredible live music in the vein of Nils Frahm or Ólafur Arnalds, this is a truly unmissable show with breathtaking staging and performances.

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Edinburgh Spotlight (5/5 stars) 83 days ago

It’s said that Inuits have fifty different words for snow. On the basis of this standout physical circus from FLIPFabrique, it would seem Canadians have fifty different backflips for it.The ice cold weather loosely connects each of the routines performed by the members of this accomplished and family-friendly troupe. Whether...

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The Scotsman (5/5 stars) 84 days ago

In an increasingly crowded circus market, Canadian company FLIP Fabrique has always had a unique quality, largely because everything the company does is touched by theatricality: each routine created with thought for the visual impact as well as the thrill. ...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 84 days ago

You’ll be hard pushed to find a circus gang with more technical gymnastic ability and joie de vivre than Flip Fabrique. Blizzard contains many of the circus art tropes that have come to be associated with the exuberant young French-Canadian collective. It features plenty of huge, complex group acrobatic numbers,...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

Canadian based Flip Fabrique promise to take you on a “crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter” which doesn’t give you any real idea of what is about to unfold and that’s probably for the best....

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Blizzard opens with a warning that the adverse weather conditions may mean limited visibility, to the extent that we may not believe our eyes. Halfway through the show, a small child wonders up to the stage wi...

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Primary Times Children's Choice Awards 95 days ago

With scattered comedy sketches amongst the clever visual poetry of juggling, trampo-wall, acrobatics, areal straps, hula hoops, music alongside a dreamy wintery atmosphere. Blizzard creates a feeling of imagination driven by isolation, fun filled togetherness and an utterly fabulous circus experience.

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

Canadian circus company Flip Fabrique take on the elements in their latest work, Blizzard, promising visual poetry in the face of precipitous conditions.

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Edinburgh Festival For Kids (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

Blizzard is the perfect combination of breathtaking acrobatics coupled with moments of complete silliness that generate ripples of laughter and gasps of amazement in equal measures. This infectious playfulness is something I love about this circus company and something which is greatly appealing for children. Watching performers having stacks of fun doing something they are truly passionate about is a total treat for everyone involved. Snow ball fights, hula hooping, giant trampolines, evocative live piano, stunning aerial performances and much more are squeezed into this hour of absolute joy !

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Total Theatre 98 days ago

Playing to a packed Assembly Hall audience of all ages, this Canadian/ Quebecois company comes with high level skills – and a fair amount of kit. As in previous work presented in Edinburgh by this company, trampolining (on regular tramps and on a specially made rubber floor) and jumping from...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

Breath-taking, Blizzard produced by Flip Fabrique from Quebec, is so much more than a circus show. It is pure poetry. Not only aerial dance, acrobatics and all you would expect, its wonderful music and story-line about winter and snow will blow you away, not just for adults but children too.Howling...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

FLIP Fabrique serve up superior circus. Hailing from Quebec, they’ve become something of a regular fixture at Assembly Hall during the Fringe, and deservedly so. They combine acrobatics (on and off a trampoline), aerial dance, rollerblades, hula hoops, visual theatre, juggling, music and a healthy dollop of clowning – all with...

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