Adapted and devised from ‘The Boy Who Speaks In Numbers’ by Mike Masilamani, the Travelling Circus follows the fortunes of the citizens of the Small Village of Fat Hopes, who are caught in the crossfire of a Civil War of Lies. They find themselves. They find themselves marooned in a camp for Ignored Defeated People along with A Mad Uncle, A Constantly Complaining Cow, A Lying Liazard and a myriad of other stranded people.
This allegorical tale uses humour and physical theatre to explore the themes of displacement, alienation and the collateral damage of war.
The Travelling Circus
Director: Tracy Holsinger
Cast: Tracy Holsinger, Gihan de Chickera, Prasad Pereira, Brandon Ingram, Tehani Chitty, Ryan Holsinger, Subha Wijesiriwardena, Ruvin de Silva, Nuzreth Jalaldeen, Thushara Hettihamu, Tracy Jayasinghe.
Lighting Design: Michael Holsinger
Sound Design: Ruvin de Silva
Venue: Nuga Sevana,on the grounds of the Cathedral (2009)
The British School Auditorium (2011)
Sri Mutta Venkatasubba Rao Memorial Hall, Chennai, India (2011)