Ellie Dubois

No Show

"This show is thoughtful, empowering and awe-inspiring. It cannot be missed. ★★★★★"
Broadway Baby
"The more you reflect on it, the more it delves deeper into the realms of female empowerment, vulnerability, intimacy and control."
★★★★ The Herald (on Ringside)
"A fantastic show of talent that is so much more than tumbling and brings circus to a new level"
Ed Fest Mag
"Circus Category shortlisted 2017"
Total Theatre
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_ Time: 16.15
_ Duration: 60 mins
_ Venue: Old Lab
_ Age Suitability: U

New contemporary all-female circus from award winning director Ellie Dubois, last seen at Summerhall with Ringside in 2015. What do you expect when you go to the circus? The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers effortlessly perform death-defying acts? No Show joyously and heartbreakingly goes behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution to reveal the wobbles, the pain, and the real cost of aiming for perfection. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos. A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby - read
  • ★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide - read
  • ★★★★ - The Stage - read
  • ★★★★ - The List - read
  • ★★★★ - Ed Fest Mag - read
  • ★★★★ - The Herald - read
  • ★★★★ - The Scotsman - read
  • ★★★★★ - The Wee Review - read
  • ★★★★ - The Times - read