Directed by award-winning director Firenza Guidi, Lexicon is a world inhabited by quiet misfits and furious poetry, a world of magic, laughter and lightness.

Come and join the UK’s most extraordinary circus company, NoFit State under the Big Top.

A powerful performance as much as a wild celebration of the past, present and future of circus, LEXICON is a world inhabited by quiet misfits and furious poetry, a world of magic, laughter and lightness. 

As you take your seats, enter an experience like no other.

The Guardian
"...physical poetry with a large dollop of nostalgia"
Western Mail
"Evocative, beautiful and life-affirming, breathtaking, captivating and hilarious" ★★★★★
The Arts Desk
"...a wild eye-boggling jamboree"
What's On Stage
"Lexicon is class act" ★★★★


Lexicon is commissioned by the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, and funded by Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Wales.

Co-produced in partnership with: Les Tombées de la Nuit, Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, Cirque Jules Verne, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque et Arts de la Rue.

Upcoming Shows

Here’s a list of where we are touring in the near future.

Past Dates

Here’s a list of where we have toured previously

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme (England) 28 March 2018 — 21 April 2018

  • Brighton Festival, Hove (England) 3 May 2018 — 13 May 2018

  • Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Cardiff (Wales) 26 May 2018 — 9 June 2018

  • Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (France) 18 June 2018 — 28 June 2018

  • The Circus Village - Festival OFF d'Avignon (France) 6 July 2018 - 29 July 2018

  • Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne (Australia) 3 Oct 2018 - 21 October 2018

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