‘I really wanted to go back to the turn of the century where the acts were dangerous, breathtaking, edge of your seats, and where animals were really at the forefront of the show,’ explains Circus 1903’s creative producer Simon Painter.
In this short video looking ahead to Circus 1903’s European premiere, here at Southbank Centre, Painter and the show’s Director, Neil Dorward, explain the origins of Circus 1903, and also how they seek to recreate the spectacle of an Edwardian era circus in a modern space. So, how do you get an elephant into the Royal Festival Hall?
Circus 1903 came to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall from 19 December 2018 until 5 January 2019.
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