Wed 15 Jun 2016–Sun 25 Sep 2016

Daring, daft, and sexy as hell: this is circus, but not as you know it.

Packed with astonishing acrobatics and perfectly-groomed beards, BARBU is ‘the most fun you’ll have in a tent this year’ (The Scotsman).

Performed by one of the world’s greatest circus companies – Canada’s Cirque Alfonse – it takes edge-of-your-seat, off-the-wall entertainment to a whole other level.

Set to a heart-thumping musical score, circus and mayhem collide in an adventure filled with almighty skills and muscular torsos.

Having delighted crowds with their madcap lumberjack circus Timber! in 2013, Cirque Alfonse bring BARBU to London Wonderground following its critically acclaimed premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

‘Joyously naughty, laugh-out-loud witty and unpretentiously camp’ (The Times)

‘A show of sheer strength’ (Evening Standard)

‘Circus superstars mix wit, cabaret, and a thumping soundtrack’ (Time Out)

‘Strength and silliness combine in this hilarious old-meets-new circus show’ (The List)

‘The most fun you’ll have in a tent this year… I’ll confess to having seen BARBU twice already, and the chances of me making it to the end of the Fringe without a return visit are slim’ (The Scotsman)

‘A sexy, hairy and acrobatic exploration of the history of circus’ (City AM)

Wednesday 15 June – Sunday 17 July 2016

Tuesday – Friday, 7.45pm
Saturday, 6.30pm & 9.30pm
Sunday, 6.30pm

Tuesday 19 July – Sunday 25 September 2016

Tuesday – Friday, 7.30pm
Saturday, 6pm & 8.30pm
Sunday, 7.30pm

Please note, there are no performances on Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 July.

Private booth: seats up to nine, includes two bottles of bubbly
Ringside: seats at the front, plus a glass of prosecco
Posh: guaranteed seats in the first few rows
Stalls: general admission seating on the main floor
Please note a complimentary programme worth £10 is included with every ticket.

Previews (Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 June 2016):
Private booth £145, Ringside £35, Posh £30, Stalls £25

Full price (Wednesday 22 June – Sunday 25 September 2016):
Tuesday – Thursday: Private booth £190, Ringside £40, Posh £35, Stalls £30
Friday – Sunday: Private booth £235, Ringside £45, Posh £40, Stalls £35

This performance contains brief nudity.

For ages 16+

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