Gandini Juggling: Smashed2

Date:Wed 21 Jul 2021
Time:2pm & 6pm
Venue:Cambridge Leisure Park
Price:Free (ticketed)

80 oranges, 7 watermelons, 9 performers.

A witty look at the strained relations between men and women, Smashed2 is juggling reinvented, using plenty of explosive fruit and slow-motion comedy.

Gandini Juggling’s Smashed was one of the most celebrated pieces of street theatre of the last decade. Smashed2 reverses its male and female roles for the very first time.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer Pina Bausch, Gandini Juggling combine elements of her gestural choreography with intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling.

The result is a new hybrid of juggling, in a dance theatre style, performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing.

A funny, inventive and characterful work showcasing Gandini Juggling’s masterful stagecraft.


Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century.

Photos © Camilla Greenwell

“Glorious. When it comes to juggling, the Gandinis pip everyone else.” ★★★★ The Guardian (on Smashed)

“Inventive and very funny” ★★★★ The Independent (on Smashed)

“A juicy treat from first bite to its mid-air core” Herald Scotland (on Smashed)

Tickets are free but booking is required in advance.

For ages 8+

Duration: 40 mins (approx.)

Safety for audiences is a number one priority in experiencing great art together. We will be taking the precautions in line with the government guidance at the time.


Directed by Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala.

Performance presented by house, delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.