Halloween show will celebrate five years of Up Side Down

August 19, 2022


Monsters, spirits and vampires will be haunting Up Side Down Circus on October 30 in a Halloween show to celebrate the training space’s fifth birthday.


The team would love as many people as possible – from any skill and any level – to get involved in creating an act, which helps to build confidence and develop stamina.


Trainer Kaiya Thomas, who will be directing the show, said: “Signing up to take part in our October show is an amazing opportunity for all of our lovely community members, whether they’ve been part of a performance before or it’s their first time - every ability is welcome.


“It gives everyone a chance to try something new, find and develop a character that suits them, as well as being able to share their love for circus and how much they've progressed by performing an exciting routine in front of a supportive audience of friends and family.”


The show will take place at Up Side Down Circus in Unit Two of the Cave Venture Workshops on Tremorfa Industrial Estate in Cardiff at 6pm on Sunday, October 30.


The theme will be cryptozoology, which is the study of and search for animals whose existence is disputed, like the yeti and Loch Ness Monster.


We’re expecting mermaids, monsters, sirens, spirits and vampires. Look out too for fallen angels and marionettes, plus yōkai – a creature from Japanese folk tales.


Sara Hartel performing on silks in our 2019 Halloween show

It will be a Halloween show, also celebrating Up Side Down’s fifth birthday. Co-founders Chris Moore and Tammi Brown got the keys to the building on October 2, 2017.


They then worked hard to clear and transform the space before an opening night cabaret and weekend of masterclasses at the end of the month.


This year, there will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday, October 29. Each group will have a pre-arranged hour-long session to rehearse with the option of being filmed.


There’s no pressure to perform, but anyone from any skill and any level is welcome to take part. The only rule is that you must be in one of our classes at the moment to sign up.


There’ll be lots of time to practice in class, with some extra open training sessions planned too. Look out for special guest performances by our talented trainers.


Tickets will go on sale in the first week of October. If you’d like to perform, speak to your trainer in class next week. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 28.


By Liz Day


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