Sophie's Surprise 29th

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, cabaret)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Sophie is turning 29 and we’re celebrating. Imagine if The Spice Girls never broke up, Cirque du Soleil had sunstroke and No. 10 had actually known how to throw a party. This interactive circus and cabaret show is stumbling into Circus Hub with its Fringe debut, featuring world-leading performers from Cirque du Soleil, Britain's Got Talent, Gogglebox and more. Expect Twilight fan fiction, unicycling drug dealers, and death defying feats. Put on your acid wash jeans and halter tops. Party starts at 9.45pm sharp, but remember – don’t tell Sophie.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Andrew 19 days ago

Highlight of The Fringe '23, very talented team which get the audience entranced for the whole show.

Samuel Brooks 25 days ago

Absolutely amazing and a huge admiration for every single member of the company - my first and favourite circus show of all time!

Fraser Stokes 30 days ago

LOVED this show. The show starts the second you enter the space. Hilarious characters and amazing stunts. You can't help but have a great time. Get a ticket.

Just an edit to my review..... I saw this twice! the second night I took a friend. Loved it. The characters and talent are great.

John Kennett 31 days ago

There are 3818 other shows to go and see but we still chose to see this one twice. And I’d happily go again.

GeoffV 32 days ago

Tickets still available for this amazing show. Grab one. You will not regret it. An hour packed with fun, incredible aerobatics, trapeze, rope, uni cycling roller skating and dancing. Everybody leaves the tent with smiles on their faces. The 6 performers are all fabulous entertainers.

Claudia Walters 32 days ago

This show is absurdly good, words can't do it justice. Might well be the best show at the fringe this year

diana scott 35 days ago

Best fringe show ever! Absolutely brilliant

Michael Colao 36 days ago

Absolutely stunningly good show. A different take on circus, a different take on birthday parties. I particularly liked the twilight erotic fan fiction. But each of these characters is quite exceptional. You will laugh and gasp, and dance out of the tent Very highly recommended.

Ian Ritchie 37 days ago

A cabaret of acrobats celebrate the 29th birthday (of a random girl in the front row in this Speigeltent).
Ariel acrobatics, mono-cycling, bouncing balls and a 'Skating Willburys' style roller skating pair are all pretty much at Cirque de Soleil standard. Good Fun. ****

Beverley Seal 38 days ago

Brilliant show! A fresh take on a trip to the circus, thoroughly enjoyed and laughed till my cheeks hurt (possibly more than the unicyclists

LizA 39 days ago

Love this awesome show so much I went back to watch a second time

Lesley Dent 40 days ago

Great attendance at Sunday's show and I think it will quickly become a must have ticket. If you have a shortlist of must see shows, make sure to attend the surprise party! One of the most polished performances we have seen in years. We have literally seen every Cirque show in Las Vegas and this is better than some that we have seen! Once seen never forgotten, funny, dangerous and naughty, so make sure to attend! Just don't tell Sophie, Brilliant!!

Karen 41 days ago

The wildest party we've been to!
Definitely.our favourite show at the Fringe this year. From the moment the doors open you feel part of the show, sorry, party.
Such a funny show full of high energy acrobatics, very professionally done. Its unfair to pick a favourite as every individual provided such an entertaining performance.
Congrats to all, the first time in 8 years of the Fringe that we said we would return to a show to watch again, so hope to see you again next year.

Jason Borthwick (Attendants) 41 days ago

This is a brilliant show. Loved every minute of it, funny, sexy and breathtaking. If you haven't seen great circus in a spiegeltent before then you need to see this. If you have seen great circus in a spiegeltent before then you need to see this. Oh and visitors to the spiegeltent at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival might recognise the aerialist Katharine Arnold from the brilliant Le Coup show in Norwich. Definitely go and see this show, our whole cast loved the show.

Elliot and Meg 41 days ago

Absolutely bloody fantastic! Cannot get over just how amazing this show was, with each act bringing stupidly talented and polished performances, with an amazing degree of comedy and acting thrown in too. If you see anything this Fringe, SEE THIS SHOW!

Rebecca 42 days ago

Brilliant, original & so so much fun. An unexpected delight and such a hugely talented cast. A “Must See”.

Mark McGill 43 days ago

A really fun fast moving and highly entertaining show....

White April 43 days ago

What a refreshing take on circus! We came with our 2 teenage sons and they initially were a bit 'we're tired do we have to' as we had already had a full day of fringe following a late night at the Tattoo, and by the end they were raving about this show! It was cool music, funny, great characters and of course very daring stunts with some cleaver twists. TOTALLY AWESOME guys well done to you!

Simon Bentley 44 days ago

This show is fantastic!! It has heart as well as sublime physical artistry. The individual characters were beautifully drawn and had you rooting for them as they enacted their breath-taking, jaw-dropping routines. I have been wandering around the Fringe like a ghost ever since I saw it, urging every passer-by to get a ticket. This show has been my Edinburgh highlight. It really takes the biscuit!

Yeewei 45 days ago

Fabulous show and lots of talent here. Laughed so much from start to finish. Very impressed, I hope you all do well and come back next year!

Craig Winward 45 days ago

Amazing show! It was exactly as advertised and more, the performances were excellent, and audience interaction top notch ;) We laughed so much and there were many WOW moments. The concept of the party which allowed so much talent to be demonstrated was refreshing and very clever. Go see this show, you won’t regret it. We really hope they return to the Fringe next year too!

Rachel 46 days ago

SO COOL! Didn't know what to expect but these guys were great, infectious enthusiasm and so much talent! Well worth a watch!

Amelia Stephenson 47 days ago

Absolute must see of this year’s fringe. Phenomenal performance. You won’t regret booking this show, trust me!

Sarah C 47 days ago

My favourite show of the Fringe!
This team are so talented, there aren't enough claps, cheers and whoops inside the crowd to do their performance justice. I did not expect a party themed show to take my breath away. Loved it, so entertaining!

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Theatre Travels 25 days ago

I urge you to see this show

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Jenna's Jamboree (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

Brilliant physical artistry and jaw-dropping routines.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

Prepare to be entertained because this show has it all! Drama, theatre, acrobatics, magic, dance, music, comedy and energy beyond belief.

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To Do List (3.5/5 stars) 39 days ago

An entertaining night

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