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.

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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