The Exploded Circus

The Exploded Circus

The big top at the end of the world.

Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.

Tickets: Pre-festival reservations are now FULL for all shows but there will be limited walk-up tickets available on the day from our Festival box office, or check for cancellations HERE

Age Recommendation: Family friendly, 6+ due to long length

Access: All performances are wheelchair accessible.

A Touch Tour of set and costumes will take place before the Saturday matinee for blind/ partially sighted audience - please get in touch to book a place. Introductory Notes for blind or partially sighted audience members will be available before the show.

The Sunday matinee will be a Relaxed performance with a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, designed to welcome audience members with sensory sensitivities

A Visual Story will be available before the show to support audience members with learning disabilities.

Outreach: Mimbre have been delivering masterclasses and workshops in the lead-up to the festival, with local artists and young people from Next Generation Youth Theatre, Aerial Arts Luton and local schools. Keep an eye out for pop-up walkabout performances from Luton young people before the Saturday 2pm show!



Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company who use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections.

We are delighted to welcome them back to Imagine Luton after their fantastic performance in 2017 of ‘If I Could, I Would’, trailer below:



Site 1 - Big-Top, St George's Square

Running time

70 mins


  • Sat 23 Jun - 2:00pm
  • Sat 23 Jun - 7:00pm
  • Sun 24 Jun - 2:00pm