Bristol Old Vic
Sat 25 Mar 2023
7:30 pm
Captioned in house by Bristol Old Vic

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Come one, come all to a spectacular new musical Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror. Under the twinkling stars of the big top, sensational circus, powerful magic and electrifying music combine to tell a poignant story of courage, resistance and love.
It’s 1933 Brandenburg and the Nazis are burning books and suspending civil rights. Many are desperate to escape, but for Waldo and his travelling circus of outcasts, acrobats and aerialists, the show must go on…
As Hitler’s dictatorship strengthens and oppression grows, the daring humanity and courage of this circus troupe stay hidden beneath the painted-on glamour of Waldo’s big top. Love, loyalty and risk-taking hang in the balance as the world outside becomes darker and more dangerous.
Waldo’s Circus is informed by historical research and the experiences of real performers. Written by Hattie Naylor (Ivan and the Dogs, The Night Watch) and Jamie Beddard (Messiah, The Elephant Man) with an original score by Charles Hazlewood (Paraorchestra), it is a large-scale collaboration between D/deaf, disabled, and non-disabled artists and creators and tours nationally this year.
All performances are Chilled*, Signed, Captioned and Audio Described.