Edinburgh Preview: YUCK Circus at Underbelly Circus Hub

Jessica Smart Yuck Circus Photo by Hannah Sorrell
Jessica Smart Yuck Circus Photo by Hannah Sorrell

YUCK Circus
Underbelly Circus Hub (The Beauty)
3rd – 24th August (not 7th, 12th, 19th)
16.00 (60 mins)
Book Tickets

Sugar, spice and everything nice? For YUCK Circus, it’s a hard no. With their award-winning acrobatics, high-flying aerials, absurdly funny confessions and a live Nutella binge, this all-female troupe is serving true Aussie humour on the international stage for the first time.

Following a storming premiere season at Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe, YUCK Circus makes their European debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. The seven strong cast of elite circus artists are bringing their true personal stories of young womanhood to the stage and sky, using their award-winning mix of acrobatics, aerials and absurdly funny dance moves to rip into the grotesque of beauty standards, bougie art, tampons, and bloody gender stereotypes.

YUCK Circus is first full-length work from Creator and Director Georgia Deguara, whose company strongly champions the industry-wide movement for greater representation of strong female bodies and voices on stage.

The show’s authentic new voice has already won Australia’s attention (and multiple awards including Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2019) in celebrating mateship and destigmatising “women’s issues” with genuine humour and cracking circus skills – from three high stacks, to hand-balancing, to the wince-inducing sideshow ‘blockhead’ – now set for the intimate surrounds of the Spiegeltent at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows.

Described as “everything contemporary circus should be” by Melbourne Fringe producer Danny Delhunty, YUCK Circus isn’t afraid to embrace the uncomfortable in making ‘gross’ entertaining for everyone, and challenge stigma along the way. YUCK Circus isn’t just throwing around women’s issues, it’s literally throwing women!

Everyone and anyone are being called to get into YUCK Circus this Edinburgh Fringe, to celebrate women’s strength and the beauty of getting weird.

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