Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

Circa

3 people on stage, one doing a flip

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come discover his irrepressible spirit as he rediscovers his own vibrant compositions, the notes lifting off the page through the physical comedy and mischievous antics of diving and swooping acrobats.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring two of Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists. Joined onstage by a musician, they initiate audience participation with the wave of a conductor’s baton. Since 2010, the Australian ensemble ‘at the forefront of contemporary circus’ (Guardian) have presented five hit productions here under Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

Duration: 50 minutes/no interval
Age guidance: 3+

19 Dec, 11 am
Relaxed performance

Presented by the Barbican.

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Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Click here for more info on our Access Membership scheme. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

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Reviews

‘A great introduction to contemporary circus, and Mozart, for younger audiences‘
‘A seriously brilliant display of acrobatic talent‘
Wee Review
‘Rock stars of the circus world‘
List
‘A delightful and unique experience for children (and their grown-ups)‘
Australian Stage on Carnival of the Animals

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Watch: audience reactions to Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Experience the latest family-friendly production from Circa, featuring a fusion of circus, movement and music. 

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Listen: Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

A selection of the original compositions by Mozart that are used in the show.

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