A deeply personal show from a brand new company, made right here at the Roundhouse.

I am living under and in the aftermath of an explosion. There are two of us here. One to tell the stories, the other to build a home…

Puffball is a new production devised and performed by a company of incredible professional circus artists and young performers, all of whom identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) in collaboration with renowned artist Mark Storor.

Inspired by personal stories that are exhilarating, heart-breaking, devastating and joyful, the show will be the culmination of a major year-long project working with young people identifying as LGBTQ from towns and cities across the UK.

Fusing storytelling with beautiful circus performances, Puffball is set to a live score by award-winning composer Jules Maxwell.

The project builds on the success of The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut, the Roundhouse’s ground-breaking production created in collaboration with Mark Storor and a cast of 12-17 year-olds that met with widespread critical acclaim in the national press.


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  • In video: What Would You Say to Your Teenage Self?

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    Our Puffball company along with celebrity ambassadors – all of whom identify as LGBTQ – have a conversation with their 13 year-old selves…

  • In video: The music of Puffball

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    Award-winning composer Jules Maxwell discusses the music and journey behind Puffball and his previous experience of working with lead artist Mark Storor.

  • In Video: Puffball opening next week

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    With only one week before the world premiere of Puffball, take a look at the beautiful trailer for the production.

Post Show Discussions

Human Rights Panel
Wed 23 Apr
A panel discussion with Boris Dittrich (Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch), Evan Davis (TV & Radio presenter), Jay Stewart (Co-founder, Gendered Intelligence), Sophie Ward (Actor and Writer) and Emma Woolcott (Mishcon de Reya Solicitors Associate).

Q&A with Company
Fri 25 Apr
John Ellingsworth (Sideshow founder & editor) curates a Q&A with Puffball director Mark Storor and the company.