Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, theatre)

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    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.
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Bursting onto the scene with passion, emotion and talent, Los Angeles' Short Round Productions presents Filament. Amazing circus skills collide with a story inspired by your favourite 80s teen movies to create 'a welcome change from the formula adhered to by many other circus shows' ( This fresh take on acrobatic theatre dives into the trials and tribulations of growing up and discovering who you are, all set to a backdrop of dazzling lights and an infectious soundtrack. 'A cocktail of circus, storytelling and sex appeal... [Filament] isn't your typical circus show' ***** (

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Please make yourself known to FOH upon arrival and they will escort you to your seat via a separate route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Sarah Umetsu 110 days ago

A stunning act. Well worth seeing.

Barbara Grant 113 days ago

Amazing but a little bit boring. So you are double jointed ....

Debbie 117 days ago

What a truly fantastic show. Great circus skills but also great acting. A wonderful circus/ theatrical mix to keep you riveted throughout. Great choice of music too! Go and see this if you can.

Charlotte 119 days ago

Contrary to other reviews, this show is definitely not free! It's pretty expensive and understandably as they have one of the biggest venues. However, despite getting half price tickets, I still thought it was overpriced. The music is very repetitive and the lighting is so bright at times you can't even watch the performers. The tricks are pretty impressive, but nothing that you won't have seen at another circus show. The story line is very predictable and there is huge 'type-casting' living up to every high school stereotype you've ever known. What really lets this show down is the flow, the transitions are too long and the choreography isn't great at all. All of the cast can dance and do some pretty cool tricks, but the show is too long and the staging is too bare. Having seen Circolumbia in this space last year and the energy that brought, this show was a huge disappointment

Alana 127 days ago

Insane show. The talent was unbelievable and soundtrack was brilliant. Highly recommend!

Oliver 128 days ago

Totally brilliant. Superb acrobatics and circus skills with a fresh, modern (millennial?) story. Amazing soundtrack too. I want to see it again already!

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Promising to fill the stage with a story magnified by circus skills, Filament uses 80s teen movies as the inspiration behind their show. The energetic troupe of eight characterise high school archetypes and joyfully weave acrobatic and aerial skills into thei...

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Circus Talk 112 days ago

The multi-talented circus artists of Filament are world class circus performers who are equally gifted as actors, embodying their character’s stereotypes with complete conviction, delivering their circus skills both poetically and powerfully and bringing that unassailable American ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the production as a result

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

There are many beautiful, graceful and skilful moments to be enjoyed in this new show by Los Angeles-based Short Round Productions. ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 123 days ago

Featuring an all-star cast of performers from across the world, there’s a lot to like in this youthful, sexy piece about the trials and tribulations of growing up and finding love. In particular, it’s the mood this young team create, and the charismatic characterisations that sell it. Growing up is...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Quintessential 80s movie Sixteen Candles nails the nature of the High School crush when a character proclaims: ‘That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else’. Filament, by Los Angeles’ Short Round Productions, takes inspiration from such classic 80’s teen movies to evoke the...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Whether it’s because Hollywood has force-fed us with them for decades, or simply because the concerns of teenage life are pretty universal across most of the Western world, we’re all pretty familiar with the iconography of US High School movies. That, arguably, is why it makes a sensible choice of...

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Total Theatre 125 days ago

Texting, sexting, manly posing, boyish blushing, girly gossiping, questioning the given gender stereotypes, questioning your sexuality, questioning everyone else’s sexuality, finding out who and what you are, coming out, wanting your best friend’s boy, morphing from mouse to vamp, playing with BDSM, finding true love… Oh Lord, aren’t you glad,...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

A cast of eight young performers provide an exceptional theatrical circus performance throughout this story about the trials and tribulations of growing up and discovering who you are....

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