FLOWN premiered in 2011 at Glastonbury Festival, going on to win the Total Theatre Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013. Since then, FLOWN has been seen more than 400+ times, in theatres and festivals across Europe, Australia & the Middle East. It was also the first ever circus production to be staged on the edge of a cliff, at Cornwall’s Minack Theatre.
Mixing comedy and chaos with bold physicality and live music, FLOWN invites audiences to come inside, to look backstage and delight in the absurdity of circus life.
Irreverent and silly, bold and breath-taking, FLOWN tells the tale of this motley crew of incredible acrobats, aerialists, musicians and stuntmen trying to get the show on the road. Things go right and plenty more goes wrong – disagreements, fear and exhaustion threaten to sabotage the spectacle, and catastrophe is just one move away.
Featuring hand-balancing, Cyr wheel, tight wire, never-ending silks, flying pole, counterweighted hoop, flying drums, dance and unexpected acrobatic aerial stunts, FLOWN is a captivating show packed with thrills, laughs and extraordinary physical feats all set to a live soundtrack. And of course, in the end, everything is FLOWN. Even the band!
Rightly feted as a great achievement for British circus, FLOWN will turn whatever you think you know about circus on its head, and is a captivating show for the whole family.
105 mins with interval / 85 mins (no interval)
Suitable for All Ages.
Stunt Design: Barnz Munn & Seth Allan & Shaena Brandel.
Set & Rigging Design: Barnz Munn, Tarn Aitken & Annabel Munn
Sound: Alfie Horn
Lighting Design: James Loudon & Jade Dunbar
Costume Design: Barnz Munn, Rachel Kenyon (Buttress & Snatch)
Original Score: James Williams, Thomas Podgoretsky, Tia Kalmuru, Joe Dimuantes & POTC
Director: James Williams
Producers: Jade Dunbar, Shaena Brandel, Gwen Hales & Barnz Munn
Devised by the company.
(all tours to date): Alik Peters-Deacon, Anne Wagner, Alfa Marks, Axel Guérin; Barnz Munn; Barny Wreyford, Bethan Jones, Craig Turner, Chris Aplin, Darren- Paul Kley, Ellis Grover; Freddy Monitgney, Foucauld Falguerolles, Gwen Hales, Isadora Vlachou, Jack Rees; Jade Dunbar; Joe Dimuantes, Jo Moss, Joe Garcia, Jaakko Tenhunen, Laura Moy, Nadia Lumley, Nat Whittingham; Rick Worthy, Seren Corrigan; Seth Allan, Shaena Brandel; Tia Kalmaru; Tom Podgeretsky, Winston Reynolds.
Originally commissioned for Glastonbury Festival Circus Big Top. Developed with support from Crying Out Loud, Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales