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.

We will see you soon.

Whilst we had to postpone this year's Summer tour of LEXICON due to Covid-19, we've been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that our Big Top show returns in 2021. Keep in touch for more announcements about the upcoming tour, we can't wait to share many more extraordinary moments with you.


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.

Past Dates

Here's a list of where we have toured previously

  • Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, The Village Chapiteaux, Marseille 17 January 2019 View more
  • Bluestone National Park Resort, Narberth 24 May 2019 View more
  • Festival Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon 28 June 2019 View more
  • Zomer Van Antwerpen, Antwerp 25 July 2019 View more
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme 28 March 2018 View more
  • Brighton Festival, Hove 03 May 2018 View more
  • Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Cardiff 26 May 2018 View more
  • Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes 18 June 2018 View more
  • The Circus Village - Festival OFF d'Avignon 06 July 2018 View more
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne 03 October 2018 View more

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