The Return

The Return

The awe-inspiring power, riveting virtuosity and creative heart of Circa’s acrobatics.


The sublime soul of Monteverdi’s operatic music. From the Australian company that has transformed contemporary circus comes another genre-defying show, celebrating the expressive possibilities of the human body pushed to extremes.

This new work for the Barbican signals the return of a star ensemble whose past two productions – the sell-out How Like An Angel followed by the remarkable Opus –have enthralled London audiences. Akin to a physical poem, the staging sees six highly skilled artists precariously lift, hold, levitate and fall, their movements driven by the twin forces of desire and absence.

Age guidance 12+

Critic reviews

An astonishing thing to watch: graceful, bombastic. Profound.

Telegraph on Circa

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 27 Jan - Sun 31 Jan, Wed - Sun 7.45, Sat mats 2.30pm.
Runtime: 1 hr 5 mins


Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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