CIRCUS • Ellie Dubois: No Show

Date:Sun 28 Oct
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

What do you expect when you go to the circus?

The greatest show on earth?

The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts?

No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos as the performers push themselves to their physical and mental limit. See behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution of the traditional circus performance to show the wobbles, the pain, and the real cost of aiming for perfection. A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

★★★★★ The Wee Review ★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Herald

Part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

FREE Arts & Craft Activity for children and their grown ups

Join us for one of our FREE pre show, drop-in arts and craft ‘Hands on Happenings’ sessions in the Cambridge Junction foyer. These creative activities, led by a professional visual artist are themed to tie in with the family shows that you will be seeing on stage.

Hands on Happenings will be available an hour before the show i.e. 10.30 for 11.30 show. The sessions do get very busy so early arrival is advised.


Photography: Chris Hoyle

"this is circus under deconstruction- informative, entertaining and enormously likeable" ★★★★ The Times

“An all-female company of circus artists play cleverly with the invocation of spectacle and its denial in the fascinating No Show” ★★★★ The Stage 

“This show is thoughtful, empowering and awe-inspiring. It cannot be missed.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“A clever contemporary circus piece that may change how you look at the genre.” ★★★★★ The Wee Review

"to see young women making the circus they want, on their own terms, is a wonderful thing" ★★★★ The List


"it is a generously funny, ultimately moving display of grit, determination and athletic prowess" ★★★★ The Herald

Winner of a Herald Angel Award

Nominated for a Total Theatre award for Circus

Suitable for ages 5+

Duration: 1 hr

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Supported by Creative Scotland and Arts Council England.


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