The Hogwallops

Thu 4th – Mon 22nd Aug 2016


“Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with charm, clowning, juggling, theatrical storytelling and slapstic”





Lost In Translation Circus


Back by popular demand - fun spectacular from UK based multinational multi-skilled circus troupe

Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with charm, physical comedy, clowning, juggling, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful, loud and funny dramatisation of the domestic adventures of a chaotic, dysfunctional family of misfits. The Hogwallops is inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits marking 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller.

Last August, despite an early morning slot, The Hogwallops quickly became established as a firm family favourite by the time the month was out. Word of mouth reports of the show’s unique blend of energy, skill, knockabout fun and bananas spread quickly through the city as audiences with irrepressible broad grins left The Circus Hub, impressed by the wit, charm and virtuosity they had witnessed. Following unprecedented demand the show returns for 2016 after sell out tours of Europe and the UK and a London season.

Also taking inspiration from Ettora Scola’s film Bruti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad), The Hogwallops is a treat for the eyes and ears. The hilarious family’s antics create a crazy home that resembles an adventure playground where riotous, anarchic fun prevails. Everyday activities become triggers for mayhem, simple tasks like hanging out the washing become a tangle of swinging, flying bodies and fabric. Dinner-time becomes a teasing game of animalistic juggling and baking takes on dangerous proportions that would appal Mary Berry as the household furniture is precariously stacked and balanced on the roof.

‘My favourite family on The Fringe… one of the most anarchic, maniacal hours of circus, perfect’

Matt Trueman Fest

UK based contemporary circus company Lost in Translation combine their warm humour with heart-stoppingly virtuosic skilful aerial and floor acrobatics (watch out for the high flying, daredevil zimmer frame aerobics as well as some beautiful aerial ballet). A specially composed live music score contributes to the mix, creating a quirky and comic family show in the true sense - with thrills, gasps, laughs and drama there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy.

‘Storytelling and circus skills are beautifully combined’ Scotsman

Lost in Translation are a fast rising UK based company with an international membership featuring performers originating from Italy, France, Ireland and Australia. Founded by Circus Space graduates in 2006 as an acrobatic duo, the company has toured widely throughout the UK and Europe. They made their Fringe debut in 2015 and since then The Hogwallops has toured internationally to great acclaim. www.litcircus.com

‘Fun for all the family’ Daily Record

Admission: £12(£10)

Underbelly Circus Hub, The Meadows

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