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Lost in Translation, Above, courtesy of Neon Cat Media
Lost in Translation, Above, courtesy of Neon Cat Media

Record breaking circus performers bring big top to Salford park

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Step into the world of big top adventures as Lost in Translation comes to town

The contemporary circus company is celebrating its 10th anniversary year with two exciting family shows in partnership with The Lowry, Salford.

Lost in Translation, Above, courtesy of Neon Cat Media
Lost in Translation, Above, courtesy of Neon Cat Media

The company has become internationally known for its story-led circus productions which blend character driven narratives with thrilling circus skills. And this summer they are pitching their big top in Prince’s Park, Irlam where audiences can enjoy two exciting family shows – The Hogwallops and Above.

Lost in Translation, The Hogwallops
Lost in Translation, The Hogwallops

The first of the two shows, Above is an enchanting circus fable inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel The Baron in the Trees. It tells the story of the rebellious Cosimo, who takes up life among the treetops. Vowing to spend his life up in the trees, Cosimo has adventures with pirates, falls in love and watches the revolutionary ideas of the Age of Enlightenment unfold on the earth below him. Designed for audiences of all ages, this comical and exciting production features high-flying aerial stunts, amazing acrobatics and hilarious knock-a-bout slapstick juggling.

Lost in Translation, The Hogwallops
Lost in Translation, The Hogwallops

The following weeks the circus tent hosts The Hogswallops, which features Company Director and Performer, Massimiliano Rossetti and core artist Roisin Morris, who are the Guinness World Record holders for most catches on the Korean Cradle – a discipline rarely seen on UK stages.


The story follows a family unlike all others. The Hogswallops are crazy, hilarious and awe-inspiring. Everyday activities are extreme; dinner is indescribably nerve-wracking, bedtime and teeth-brushing require a bungee and a high-level jet spray, while dressing is a game of flying aerial wardrobe antics.

Big Top in the Park is at Prince’s Park, Irlam. Above runs from 11-15 August and The Hogswallops is on from 19-21 August 2021.

Written by
Carmel Thomason
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Written by Carmel Thomason