NoFit State’s community shows bring together the talent and imagination of the communities and collaborators to create amazing shows and projects that leave a lasting memory for those who participate and a permanent appetite for circus.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
This year’s Herefordshire Family Festival is celebrating 250 years of Circus, so The Courtyard teamed up with renowned Welsh Circus company, NoFit State, to create a brand new, specially commissioned piece to be performed in the Main House!
Exploring the past, celebrating the present, shaping the future.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus, NoFit State bring together their most promising young circus talent to perform a new piece, specially devised for Herefordshire’s Family Festival. The show is inspired by extensive research into the circus heritage. Expect to be dazzled by aerial artistry, acrobatics and juggling and so much more in the most ambitious Youth Circus performance to date!
Circus 250 Years Young
December 2017 | Four Elms, Cardiff
Drawing from their learning in their extraordinary creative heritage project (funded by Heritage Lottery), from traditional circus experts to local historians and academics, the NoFit State Jedi created Circus 250 Years Young, a mesmerising performance directed by circus performer Francis Maxey that marked the 250th anniversary of circus in 2018.
Splatch Cardiff's 'Circus of the Sea'
July 2016 | Penarth Pier
In the drab summer of 2017, a great wave of vibrancy, colour and fun crashed onto Penarth's beautiful Victorian pier to give the world 'Circus of the Sea', a show put together by local circus collective Splatch Cardiff.
Featuring a troupe of performers made up of professionals, community class goers and NoFit State's Youth Circus group, the event animated the ancient coastline with circus performance and fun, with a special appearance by international wire-walker, Elis Grover.
December 2015 | John Street, Cardiff
Under the artistic direction of long-time NoFit State collaborator Paul Evans (Crashmat Collective, Flying Diplodocus), NoFit State's community created Journeys, a weekend-long celebration which interwove two promenade performances and installations at our John Street building on 12 & 13 December 2015.