New Year’s Eve. 1899. Paris. On the outskirts of the city, the circus had arrived. George Claude Lockhart and the rest of his clan of misfits and vagabonds had begun nailing down their tents and setting up for what would be the greatest show of their lives. Little did they know, it would not go completely as planned.
That year, a harrowing storm blew its way through Paris, ripping through the streets and bursting out the rear of the city, tearing the big top to tatters. It caused mass destruction, stealing anything in its path. Lockhart’s circus was no more. His tents were gone, his animals were free and his clan were hungry. They took to the streets of Paris seeking refuge from the vicious rain and biting winds.
After searching every corner of the city and having countless doors slammed in their faces, they finally arrived at a windmill. A windmill ran by lunatics and hustlers. Bursting at the seams with; aristocrats, dancers, opium and antics. The Moulin Rouge agreed to shelter the weary travellers, under one condition, the show must go on!
The Liverpool Arts Society embarks on their third immersive event at Liverpool’s E.B.G.B.S. Their events bring together local creatives from all corners of the industry with live music and interactive theatre all night long. With the success of their previous two events Prohibit that took you back to a 1920’s New York speakeasy and Homecoming taking you to a 1950’s American Homecoming dance, the company are excited to challenge themselves with an event from a completely different era. Le Cirque Magnifique promises to be the best one yet, bringing in acrobats, magicians, gymnasts, burlesque dancers and much more.
Le Cirque Magnifique takes place on the 8th December and kicks off at 8pm. Tickets are free but limited places are available so make sure to get yours quick! Tickets are available via this link.
The Founder of How To Do Theatre, Tom is heavily involved in all aspects of this online theatre magazine and wants to help create a fantastic resource for everyone who may need it. He is also a graduate of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Writers course so when not writing for this website he is off scribbling plays of his own.