So much declared without a word ever being uttered, Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dreams is a clever journey depicting the simple joys of life. Written by Cal McCrystal, it follows the truly magical story of Ethiopian born brothers, Bibi Tesfamariam and Bichu Tesfamariam, who from a very young age would perform somersaults and acrobats, entertaining themselves and others on the streets of Kaffa. But their lives were transformed the day a teacher juggled a few balls in front of them and the brothers were smitten, determined to join the circus. But how do you join something that doesn’t even exist in your village or even in your country? The answer is simple… you create your own!
It’s the truth of this captivating underlying story that makes Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dreams even more potent and compelling. Crossing between the simplicity of Britain’s travelling circuses and the expertise and daring that would come from a Cirque du Soleil performance, this show engages your emotions on all levels. The entire Circus Abyssinia Troupe are committed to offering a mind blowing night of non-stop entertainment that has audiences cheering, shouting, laughing and covering their eyes in utter fear – that wonderful sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat reaction, knowing that at any minute anything could go terribly wrong – which makes this show utterly magnificent to watch.
Directed by Bichu Tesfamariam, Circus Abyssinia Ethiopian Dream is an absolute must see show that is suitable for adults, children and everything in-between.
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