As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival struggles to balance its budget and keep the event financially viable yet affordable for artists, circus companies prepare for their arrival to this year’s special edition. This August marks the Festival’s 75th anniversary, and the last edition for Director Fergus Linehan, who announced the end of his tenure last summer. We highlight below some brilliant circuses from the British circus scene that will make their appearances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Lost in Translation brings Hotel Paradiso back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as an unmissable experience for the whole family. Spectacular circus acts meet physical comedy, clowning, and slapstick as we meet the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso. This is a character-driven, theatrical show, told with Lost in Translation’s trademark humor and daring circus skills. Hotel Paradiso follows the plot of a scheming banker determined to take over a family business. Madame and her staff introduce the audience to the hotel— their beloved home— just as their archenemy sets his sights on it. Will the hotel survive such a dastardly plot? A talented cast of six daring acrobats brings this stor...
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