Lexicon is a world inhabited by quiet misfits and furious poetry, a world of magic, laughter and lightness.
Following sell out performances across Europe and the UK, Lexicon comes to London for a strictly limited season at the Roundhouse promising audiences a fun, free-spirited and mischievous start to the New Year.
Be entertained by an anarchic mix of perilous and playful circus. Experience moments of wild abandon, as the entire company take to the stage riding flying desks, throwing flaming torches or challenging each other in an eruption of languages. Be awed by moments of quieter physical poetry with expressive set pieces involving aerial, ropes and trapeze.
NoFit State showcase all the contemporary circus skills you would hope for, presented in its signature theatrical and quirky style, all set to atmospheric music from a live band.
Thirty years since its humble beginnings, NoFit State is the UK’s leading large-scale contemporary circus company. The company lives together, works together, eats together, laughs and cries together – travelling in trucks, trailers and caravans and living and breathing as one community. This is what creates the spirit that is NoFit State and gives their work its heart and soul.
Lexicon is directed by Firenza Guidi whose credits include NoFitState’s acclaimed production, Bianco, last seen at the Roundhouse in 2013.
‘…physical poetry with a large dollop of nostalgia’
‘Proper heart-in-mouth stuff’
‘Evocative, beautiful and life-affirming, breathtaking, captivating and hilarious’
‘…a wild eye-boggling jamboree’
The Arts Desk
‘Lexicon is class act’
What’s On Stage
*Fees are £2.20 per transaction
Running time: 2 hours including interval
Suitable for all ages. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance
Book now and save 20% on top price tickets – make the most of our earlybird discount!
A handful of tickets are available at just £5 each for GET IN members.
Book 4 tickets and get £20 off your order. Offer applies automatically when 4 tickets are added to your basket.*
*This offer is valid on bands A and B only.
Book 8 tickets or more and receive 20% off your order. Offer applies automatically when 8 or more tickets are added to your basket.*
If your group is larger than 10 people, call the box office to book on 0300 6789 222.
*This offer is valid on bands A-C.
LEXICON was originally commissioned by New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme as part of the Circus Past, Present and Future programme. Co-produced in association with Tombee de la Nuit, Rennes, Marseille Biennale International des Arts du Cirque, and Cirque Jules Verne, Le Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, Amiens. Supported by Arts Council England, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru – Arts Council of Wales, Llywodraeth Cymru – Welsh Government.