“Completely infectious … feels like just what circus should be” A Younger Theatre
The Hogwallops is a colourful, loud and funny story of the domestic adventures of a chaotic, dysfunctional family in which thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, clowning, juggling and slapstick. The show includes thrills, gasps, laughs and drama aplenty for both adults and children to enjoy.
Inspired by The Twits by Roald Dahl, and Ettora Scola’s film Bruti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad), The Hogwallops is a treat for the eyes and ears. The hilarious family’s antics create a crazy home that resembles an adventure playground where riotous, anarchic fun prevails. Everyday activities become triggers for mayhem. Simple tasks like hanging out the washing become a tangle of swinging, flying bodies and fabric. Dinner-time becomes a teasing game of animalistic juggling and baking takes on dangerous proportions that would appal Mary Berry as the household furniture is precariously stacked and balanced on the roof.
This much in demand show is presented by the five-strong multinational cast of Lost in Translation Circus. It has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, and been a big hit with audiences and critics alike for two years running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lost in Translation Circus are Norwich’s own ‘good old fashioned contemporary circus’ troupe based at The Oak Circus Centre.
Show lasts 60 minutes
D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Proof of concessionary status may be required on entry to the venue
Chapelfield Summer Circus, running from 11 to 15 July, is programmed by Lost in Translation Circus as part of Circus250.
CIrcus250 is a year-long nationwide celebration of 250 years of circus. In 1768 showman, entrepreneur and equestrian rider Philip Astley drew out a circle on an abandoned patch of land near London’s Waterloo and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. All over the UK and Ireland there will be contemporary and traditional circuses, performances, exhibitions, concerts and events. The focus will fall on six designated ‘Cities of Circus’ with their long and proud history of ‘the greatest show on earth’. Norwich (together with Great Yarmouth) is one of the six alongside Bristol, Blackpool, Newcastle-under-Lyme, London and Belfast.
This event has been made possible thanks to funding from Norwich City Council, Arts Council England, Norwich Town Close Estate Charity, Geoffrey Watling Charity, John Jarrold Trust, Goodman Trust, Paul Bassham Charitable Trust, Snelling Charitable Trust, Charles Littlewood Hill Trust and The Ranworth Trust.