We’re excited to announce that LEXICON’s first London performances will be at the Roundhouse from 3 – 18 January 2020. The Roundhouse is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day.
LEXICON has performed to sell-out crowds in Marseille, Narberth and Lyon so far in 2019, and will have another stand in Antwerp before coming back to the UK for January’s performances.
Tom Rack, Cofounder and Artistic Director NoFit State said: "We’re excited to bring our new show, LEXICON to London. Past shows like BIANCO were more like aerial spectaculars in a ‘promenade’ style, where audiences would walk around with the action going on above and all around them.
But in LEXICON we’re embracing the origins of circus with traditional style seated ‘in-the-round’ audience and some more traditional skills and techniques. There’ll still be spectacular, heart-in-your-mouth aerial skills, beautiful images and exciting live music, but now we can perform on a stage as well, which opens up world of exciting possibilities."
NoFit State last performed at the Roundhouse in 2012/13 with Bianco which returned to London in 2017 at the Southbank Centre. The Roundhouse has a strong tradition of presenting circus and championing the contemporary circus as an artform and creative pathway for young talent. The production will be accompanied by a wrap-around programme of workshops and events for young people aged 11 – 25.
Marcus Davey, Chief Executive and Artistic Director Roundhouse said: "We are delighted to welcome NoFit State back to the Roundhouse, not only to inspire audiences with their fabulous new show but also to inspire the next generation of circus performers through their brilliant participative work."
Tickets go on general sale today, Wednesday 17 July. For a limited time, you will be able to book tickets at the early bird rate, which gives you 20% off Band A and Band B tickets. See the Roundhouse website to purchase tickets.
Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
First performance: 3 January 2020
Final performance: 18 January 2020
Box office details
0300 6789 222
Tickets from £15*
*Booking fees apply
Created by NoFit State Circus
Directed by Firenza Guidi
LEXICON was originally commissioned by New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme as part of the Circus Past, Present and Future programme
Co-produced in association with Tombee de la Nuit, Rennes, Marseille Biennale International des Arts du Cirque, and Cirque Jules Verne, Le Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, Amiens.
Supported by Arts Council England, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru – Arts Council of Wales, Llywodraeth Cymru – Welsh Government.