Professor Vanessa's Wondershow
Until Sunday 29 April
Step back in time as our Main Space is transformed into a timeless village green for a magical immersive carnival experience that celebrates the golden era of circus.
Walk through a lost world of original vintage circus side-shows dating back to the 1930s-1950s and gasp at the hair-raising aerial performances, contemporary cabaret and illusion. Peek at the headless lady if you dare, marvel at the girl in the goldfish bowl, feel the power of Electra, the 27,000 volt girl and gaze with wonder at the spectacle that unfolds around you.
The show features an enviable line up of artists from the circus, cabaret and variety world including Miss Behave, Marawa The Amazing, Jon Marshall and his Sideshow Illusions and The Insect Circus.
The show was conceived by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield and one of the world’s leading experts on the history of the art form.
Family £60 (4 standard tickets, maximum 2 adults) available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply
Ages 25 and under £5 available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply (limited availability)
Groups 8+ £15 available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply (excluding previews)
Suitable for all ages
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable point in the performance.
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World premiere of a Roundhouse commission in association with the University of Sheffield and the National Fairground Archive.
Photo: David Pickens