Written for Back to Ours, 28/06/2020
It’s one of my earliest memories, the circus coming to town. The acrobats, clowns, and colourful wagons processing through the streets on the way to the show ground. The Big Top appearing on the field at the end of my grandparents’ street. Even playing in the sawdust after the circus ring has rolled out of town too. There’s a magic about circus that stays with you as you grow older, not grow up.
“This is what circus is, it’s a circle, and inside the circle can be a lot of different things,” said Massi.
Massimiliano Rossetti, or Massi, and Annabel Carberry are founders of Lost in Translation Circus. You may have experienced something of the magic of their circus in Hull already. They brought their show Hotel Paradiso to the city in February 2018, and last year partnered with Back to Ours to help deliver Back to Bransholme.