The Lost Carnival
We love to show families the very best there is to do with their children and one of the highlights of the May Bank holiday weekend is the amazing Lost Carnival.
What is the Lost Carnival
Over a century after the mysterious Lost Carnival disappeared, The Lost Carnival will appear at Queen’s Park in Crewe this May. For three short nights only, families will step into a world unlike any other in this large-scale outdoor immersive theatre experience. The producers of the show are the award-winning producers Wild Rumpus, the team behind the Just So Festival whose events are always filled with magic, entertainment
What to expect at the Lost Carnival
The Battle of the Carnivals is a story beyond your wildest imagination. Meet The Birds and The Ingénues – two rival carnival families battling for supremacy. Expect spellbinding theatre and enthralling installations, circus, music, visual trickery and sideshows. I am gutted to be away whilst the event is taking place and its this unique features which really appeal to me, sounds like an amazing experience.
The fun starts from home as you start listening to the fictional radio documentary podcasts by sleuth Arthur Bird at www.thelostcarnival.org.uk. Follow the story and use the podcasts and clues to uncover the carnival’s mysteries. Tell Arthur what you think on The Lost CarnivalFacebook page to help influence the drama and investigation in advance and at the live event.
The two carnival families
The Birds exude mystery and swagger, dark glamour and intoxicating performance. They are out to clear their name after being accused of sabotage at the 2015 Lost Carnival in Bury. Encounter the charismatic leader of The Bird Carnival, Sergei Bird, their glittering star and aerial gymnast Anastasiya Abramovich and the mischevious Maks Mager the magician at the event. Also performing for #teambird are incredible circus artist and trampoline acrobat Max Calaf Seve, master multi-tasker Rimski on his unique bicycle piano and La Sibylle, a curious female prophetess.
The Ingénues seem to be the heroes of the story with sequins, sparkle and colourful shine aplenty. Look out for Popo Ingénue, the Ingénue Carnival’s inspirational and adventurous leader, Strongman Ivor Pavlov and the impeccable Clare V’oyant at the event. Also performing for #teamingénue are Pif Paf Theatre with Planetary – 3 travellers on their spinning planet forged from 80 metres of steel pipe – plus unforgettable aerial tree-top performance and ground acrobatics fromWhispering Woods.
It sounds like an incredible event filled with magic, fun and an event to fuel the whole families’ imagination. This year the the Lost Carnival adventure begins Queen’s Park, Crewe, Cheshire 28, 29 & 30 May 4-9.30pm. £12 (under 3s free). Tickets are available here.