2018 - 2022 | Lexicon premiered as part of the 250th anniversary of modern circus. It marked the move from promenade to seated performance style for NoFit State and performed in Australia and extensively across Europe.

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

A wild celebration of the past, present and future of circus. 

Lexicon was 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 Show Dates



  • Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 15 December 2021 - 15 January 2022



  • The Roundhouse, London 03 January 2020



  • Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, The Village Chapiteaux Marseille 17 January 
  • Bluestone National Park Resort, Narberth 24 May
  • Festival Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon 28 June
  • Zomer Van Antwerpen, Antwerp 25 July


  • Newcastle-under-Lyme 28 March 
  • Brighton Festival, Hove 03 May 
  • Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Cardiff 26 May
  • Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes 18 June 
  • The Circus Village - Festival OFF d'Avignon 06 July
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne 03 October