Machine de Cirque
Filled with classic juggling clubs, unicycles, and mind-blowing acrobatics, Machine de Cirque stops at nothing to present a breathtaking, radically new take on storytelling and circus!
Why You Should Watch Machine de Cirque
Machine de Cirque was the brainchild of Vincent Dubé, a seasoned circus artist and engineer with over 20 years of experience. Founded in 2013, the Quebec-based company took two years to assemble a team of artists who could handle the acrobatic demands of this high-intensity show. Machine de Cirque is rooted in three basic principles - live music, theatrics, and ingenuity. Each of the performers have their own unique set of skills, which they present in a vast array of imaginative and awe-inspiring routines. There is a certain degree of comedy infused into the otherwise grim, post-apocalyptic setting of the show. The multi-level scaffold is a complex aggregation of ropes, pulleys, and movable platforms. Machine de Cirque is a brilliant amalgam of top-notch set design, magnificently executed stunts, and fitting live music!
The show is set in an unexplained post-apocalyptic world inhabited only by five co-workers. Throughout the show, they attempt to find others like them in a seemingly empty universe using all sorts of strange contraptions. Lebrasseur’s lively drum beats thunder through the auditorium as the company performs some of the most jaw-dropping stunts in circus history. Maxim Laurin begins with his trapeze act, swinging masterfully and even hanging upside down like a bat. Ugo Dario often breaks the fourth wall by playing a mime, using his fellow performers as inanimate objects such as chairs and tables. This is followed by a collection of beautifully-choreographed bicycle stunts by Yohann Trépanier. Raphaël Dubé enthralls audiences by riding a series of unicycles, each one absurdly taller than the last. The performers also take turns juggling clubs at lightning pace or launching one another high into the air with a teeter-totter. A hilarious bath towel routine serves as one of the final few acts of the performance.
Circus Lovers | Fans of Post-Apocalypse Themed Shows
“You’ll likely find yourself wearing a goofy smile as a quartet of high-spirited circus artists and one energetic percussionist team up to deliver an inspired performance of acrobatics and broad comedy.”
- Boston Globe
“Hugh Jackman may have played the greatest showman on film, but that title truly belongs to the five performers of Machine de Cirque.”
- Dart Critics
Know Before You Go
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All viewers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre's Box Office to collect your tickets.
This ticket is valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.