Shows & cabaret

Down The Rabbit Hole

4th - 8th March 2015

Down The Rabbit Hole

In 1865 Alice stumbled down the rabbit hole entering a world of intrigue and delight that has fascinated the child in all of us ever since.

150 years on Airealism are plunging back down the rabbit hole, taking the audience on an immersive journey to Wonderland but this is Wonderland as you've never seen it before.

Come and join the Mad Hatter as he still holds court over the tea party that never ends whilst wonderland takes to the air desperate to entertain and enthrall their audience as they did in the time of Alice. We welcome you to see the crazy, beautiful and daring escapades of the Mad Hatter and his company.

Vault Festival 2015, London

 

The Lost Circus

4th - 8th February 2014

The Lost Circus

In early 1914 the air is thick with frost, the cold is so breath-taking that traffic is absent people rush to get indoors after only the most essential journeys. A train approaches the station but ice and snow prevent the brakes from slowing. Hundreds are killed, including the troupe of circus performers that had been travelling to entertain Londoners with their daring feats of aerial performance, eye-popping acrobatics and all around zany antics.

Trapped under the station, the souls of these performers remain, bringing about never-ending carnivals: spectres of a circus that once was. Every 50 years a crack in the time-space continuum allows visitors to enter the world of the abandoned circus. The audience is invited to engage in an immersive experience, joining the inner circle of the travelling team, whilst they carry on backstage, run their routines and dazzle the crowd.

Vault Festival 2014, London

 

The Bleeding Hearts Circus

30th May - 1st June 2013

The Bleeding Hearts Circus

The Bleeding Hearts Circus, an intimate cabaret dedicated to love in all its many forms. As with all affairs of the heart, there will be displays of raw twisted passions, soaring highs and crushingly heartbreaking lows as performers take a heady journey along the well-trodden path of romance. Stories will unfold on the ground and high up in the air on trapezes, silks, corde lisses and aerial hoops..  The Bleeding Hearts Circus was a huge success, playing to near sell-out crowds!

Hoxton Hall, London

 

Sand & Steam

13th -15th September 2012

Sand & Steam

This whimsical, retro, high-energy jaunt to the seaside blended aerial circus, acrobalance and physical theatre: sailors and pirates, sea dogs and sequins, trapeze and rope, silks and hoop, froth and fights, seaweed and frights and sea creatures from the deep.  Sand & Steam sold out all three shows.

Hoxton Hall, London

 

FUN

6th-9th October 2010

Noir

FUN combined aerial circus, dance and physical theatre into a high-energy, uplifting and entertaining 90 minute show.

Hoxton Hall, London

 

Noir and Tales of the Apocalypse at Edinburgh Fringe

2nd-16th August 2009

Airealism performed a two-week run at the Gilded Balloon for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with Noir performed in the daytime and then the darker cabaret Tales of the Apocalypse performed in the late evening. Featuring trapeze, silk, rope, hoop, cargo net and an inflating parachute.

'Noir brilliantly bottles the genre without using a cell of film'     The Guardian (August 2009)

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

Tales of the Apocalypse

21st-24th January 2009; 28th-31st January 2009

Tales of the Apocalypse

An explosive gravity-defying array of circus acts exploring the untold doom and destruction that lies ahead. Entropic visions, ghostly entities, imploding stars and radioactive dust - all feature and more besides '...a truly transporting experience, yoking together images of delicacy and power with breathtaking skill' Time Out Critic's Choice of the Week (Jan 2009)

Shunt, London Bridge Vaults

 

Singalong Circus Nativity

19th-20th December 2008

Airealism collaborated with The Hangar Arts Trust for this magical, irreverent piece of festive circus, directed by Alex Frith for the local community.

Hangar Arts Trust, Woolwich, London

 

Don't Feed the Freaks

31st October-1st November 2008

A spectacular Halloween spectre-fest in collaboration with the Hangar Arts Trust and international aerial artists.

Hangar Arts Trust, Woolwich, London

 

Airealism at Shunt

15th-18th October 2008; 22nd-25th October 2008

Airealism at Shunt

For their first outing to Shunt Airealism performed an amazing and experimental array of airborne acts: glowing insect-beings perform triples routine on trapeze, a suicidal businessman plunges to his death on the silk, an evil and disjointed doll is brought to life on hoop. Meanwhile an eerie gothic trio of rope artists are possessed by the spirit of Harry Belafonte! 'unfeigned avant-gardism' Time Out.

Shunt, London Bridge Vaults

 

NOIR

June 2008

Noir

Performed at Glastonbury Festival. Airealism revised their successful feature length show to suit the requirements of the festival' s circus big top. Featuring trapeze, silk, rope, hoop and an inflating parachute, this was one of our proudest ventures to date. 'Top 20 acts of the week', Glastonbury Programme 2008.

Glastonbury Festival

 

NOIR

30th-31st October 2007

Noir

A detective is hired by a mysterious syndicate to investigate a murder, resulting in a dark and deadly quest for the truth in which his very soul will be placed in jeopardy... Airealism's first big ensemble show sold out for its run at The Albany theatre. Based on the genre of film noir and performed in the round, this ambitious production featured three trapezes, three ropes, a silk, a hoop, two cargo nets and harness work. '...by all accounts the show was a huge success' Albany Theatre.

The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London

 

They Came From Above

29th-31st October 2006

They came from Above

Zombies, vampires and things that go bump in the night. Airealism's initial forays into the world of professional performance attracted packed out houses throughout their runs.

Jackson's Lane Theatre, Highgate, London

 

A Fairytale Circus

21st-22nd April 2006

A Fairytale Circus

A magical concoction of children's stories re-imagined up in the air.

Jackson's Lane Theatre, Highgate, London