Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company

Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company

SAVE THE DATE!                                                                                                 

Friday 10 August 2018, 6pm                                                                                

Cathedral Square                                                                                                    

Vivacity presents Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company, an energetic yet moving performance combining dance, theatre and music, taking place in Peterborough's Cathedral Square.

Carousel features a fully functioning merry-go-round, which provides the centrepiece for an edgy story of the enigmatic characters who inhabit the fairground. As the fair shuts down for the night, its public face gives way to the exhilarating private celebrations and personal tragedies of an intensely close-knit group of people.

Music, dance and drama combine for a stunning piece of dance theatre, in which the performers use the carousel’s revolving platform to flip, roll, dive, and spin to an eclectic balkan and gypsy-influenced score.

Since 2013, Southpaw Dance Company has created powerful, joyous performances, from small scale solo work to large scale outdoor spectaculars, combining absolute artistic integrity with engaging narratives which inspire and excite audiences.

 “Tonight was amazing, just couldn’t take my eyes off the stage”, audience member, Carousel

It is one of those rare moments in theatre that reminds you that life is worth living” audience member, Carousel

Would I see this again? A thousand times. A thousand and one times and still never tire of it” (

“Really absolutely totally brilliant.” (Xavier Leret, NASAUK)




Carousel has been commissioned by Without Walls. Vivacity Arts is a member of the Without Walls ATN, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. For more information on the work of the Without Walls ATN, please visit:”

Images: Andrew Billington, Courtesy of Stockton Borough Council