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See a hugely talented bunch of performers test their bodies to their limits at CircusFest 2018, which is back with a line-up that centres round London's Roundhouse, but also features work at The Place, Jackson's Lane, ArtsDepot, and even at a special V&A late. It's a place to see where circus is now: whether that's riot grrl tumbling from French crew Groupe Bekkrell, steampunk-style trapeze by Pirates of the Carabina, or dazzling kaleidoscopic juggling from Gandini. Taking inspiration from street dance, contemporary art and experimental performance, these shows are taking circus leagues away from the stripy tent, big tiger stereotype - and 2018's line-up has a feminist spin that means you'll see as many strongwomen as strongmen.
For more shows that are on right now, check out our list of circus in London. Or stay on more solid ground with our critics' choice theatre shows.