It’s 1899 and all of Europe waits for the arrival of the new century. The world crackles with possibilities and people dance to the irresistible rhythms of money, sex, love and freedom. Swinging above them all is a showbiz sensation: a fiercely vulgar, intoxicating trapeze artist and star of Colonel Kearney’s Circus, Fevvers. She is also a woman who appears to have wings.
Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by her and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through the turn of the century and into the brave new world!
This is the final production by current students on the boomsatsuma Professional Acting Diploma. The course offers young people aged 16 – 19, who are serious about entering the performing arts industry, the highest quality training taught by industry professionals with a drama school curriculum and experience.
By Tom Morris & Emma Rice
Adapted from the Novel by Angela Carter
Director – Sam Bridges
Designer – Aldo Vázquez
Lighting Design – Jenny Roxburgh
Musical Director and Original Score – Steve Clarke