A wonderful show for all the family, followed by an interactive workshop for babies, toddlers, grand parents and everyone in between!

Jules Verne’s classic tale is given a tactile circus twist in this colourful acrobatic adventure, sensitively introducing young audiences to the issues of climate change.

Follow our hero Phileas Fogg as he ventures around the planet, riding elephants, rushing through the rainforest and across oceans to win his wager. On his way, he’ll witness some of the dangers our planet faces because of modern travel, from birds affected by oil spills, rubbish thrown into the ocean and monkeys in danger as the trees are cut down in the rainforest. The colourful narrative of skilled acrobatics unfolds together with bubbles, confetti, flags and the eclectic sounds of steamboats, waves, trains and jungles. Running time 40 mins.

Following the performance, audience members are able to give into their curiosity and join the cast to play on the big-rig Aerial Playground. People of all ages and abilities can try aerial hoop, hammock and skills on the ladder, with hula hoop, juggling and toys for really little ones.

Workshop running time up to 1 hour.

This tactile piece is aimed in particular at engaging young children, families and those with learning and physical disabilities, and has been performed both indoor and out.



Director: Kim Charnock


Co-Director: Sarah Hattee

Current Cast: Paul Standing

                      Polly Foster

                      Malcolm Sweet

                      Duncan Morriss

                      Alex Joslin

                      Lindsey Davis

Sound & Lighting: Richard Gillett

Video: Rebecca Head


Photos: Richard Battye

Music Composition: Oliver Farrow (


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West Midlands Circus & Creation Centre, Unit 8, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

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