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The Big Top


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The Big Top


The Big Top

Written by Erin Hug

A community circus troupe is under takeover threat from a large multinational circus empire, in this exciting production. Exploring ideas of nationalisation, family and consumerism in Northern Ireland.

When the corporation BigMart decides to take over a family circus, tough times get even tougher – especially since the BigMart executive in charge of the takeover is the family’s estranged daughter. The family’s fight for their circus is a battle of little collectivism vs. big capitalism, but also an exploration of avant-garde and mainstream art, a comedy about who you love and where you come from, and a gorgeous hybrid of physical and verbal storytelling.


Check back here to see updates on the development work or head over to our blog for more.

Another of Richard's walls of madness - a space layout for one of the possible venues

Another of Richard's walls of madness - a space layout for one of the possible venues

The Big Top team at one of the venue site visits (pretending to look busy)

The Big Top team at one of the venue site visits (pretending to look busy)

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Keep Belfast Weird


Keep Belfast Weird


A new type of project from us here at Accidental.

More details will be announced soon (or whenever we can confirm funding...)