Summer is just around the corner in Manchester, shorts are back in the shops, and school kids left, right and centre are pushing through the last six weeks of the school year to get to their big summer break. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, a 30 strong group of performers as young as ten and as old as a figure we'd rather not discuss have been travelling through the wind and rain over the last two months to create and rehearse their biggest and best community show to date, Boxed.
Though you may have missed the debut performance at the Z-Arts venue in May, The Circus House will be performing Boxed to the public for free as part of the Manchester Day celebrations. The performance will be split into three twenty minute shows throughout the day and you can bet that the acrobats, unicyclists and jugglers won't be able to keep still in between.
The Circus House will be performing Boxed to the public for free as part of the Manchester Day celebrations
Manchester Day celebrates all the amazing things happening across the great city of Manchester, and The Circus House is proud to be a valuable member of that community. In addition to the original show, acclaimed director Patrick Nolan of Legs on the Wall has been working with The Circus House to adapt Boxed into an outdoor performance. Patrick will also be directing an additional twenty minute segment to be performed in addition to the original show exclusively on Manchester Day.
Tens of thousands attended the celebrations last year, which visibly transformed Manchester city centre into an explosion of cultures and communities. It's not one to be missed. The Circus House will be showcasing their talents for free in front of the town hall in Albert Square from 12-6pm on Sunday 14th of June. For a sneak peek at what's in store, check out the video below. We'll see you there. Have a great day.
The Circus House will be showcasing their talents for free in front of the town hall in Albert Square from 12-6pm on Sunday 14th of June
Find out more about Manchester Day and the parade route here.