When this is all over, some of us will find out that we’re considerably better

Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror is a new circus theatre musical and spectacular story of love and resistance set in a travelling circus, arriving at Bristol Old Vic from 11 March through 1 April 2023.

It's 1930s Brandenburg and fascist whispers are growing to shouts. Many are leaving the country, but Waldo and his troupe of acrobats, clowns and conjurors are staying. Every night, they dedicate themselves to the entertainment of others.

Hidden beneath the glamour of Waldo’s big top is a story of forbidden love which balances on the tightwire. It’s a tale of courage, resistance, and the transformative power of love when the world is falling apart.

Prepare to be dazzled by this uplifting new circus theatre musical by Hattie Naylor (Ivan and the Dogs, The Night Watch) and Jamie Beddard (Messiah, The Elephant Man) with an original score by award-winning composer Charles Hazlewood (Paraorchestra).

All performances are Audio Described, Captioned, Signed and Chilled*.

Shows are Monday through Saturday at 7.30pm.