Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Hogwallops at the Pavillion Theatre, Worthing

Last Friday, Worthing Theatres launched their Summer of Circus, beginning with performances of The Hogswallops from Lost in Translation Circus at the Pavillion Theatre, and Harry and I were invited along to see the show.

The Hogswallops in Worthing

The show introduces us to the Hogswallops family, with a glimpse into the life of a quirky family carrying out everyday activities like laundry and baking but with their own funny twists. Showcasing a variety of high energy circus skills, laundry is sorted while swinging from the trapeze and baking is done while suspended in the air. There's acrobatics, juggling and plenty of slapstick comedy as they play and bicker their way through the day.

Harry was enthralled by the performance, he found the whole thing hilarious (although he clung tightly when the performers approached the audience!) and he was completely caught up in it all. We were lucky enough to be able to attend a question and answer session after the performance where we were able to get a glimpse into the behind the scenes preparations for the show, and he was able to ask his question about the inspiration for the name 'The Hogswallops' (online searching and trying out different word combinations!)

The Hogswallops is currently touring the UK (find full tour dates here) and you can see a promo video below:


Worthing Theatres are hosting their Summer of Circus from 8th July to 17th September 2016 and there are plenty of shows on for the whole family. The festival is aimed at long term circus fanatics, families and first time theatre goers, and unites a variety of non-traditional circus productions. You can find out more information here - Worthing Theatres Summer of Circus.

Summer of Circus at Worthing Theatres

Harry and I received complimentary tickets to the show in exchange for a review.

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