Winner of a 2012 Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award
Recipient of the IdeasTap 2012 Ideas Fund Edinburgh Award

Square Peg Contemporary Circus Rime Promo Edit from Cirquit Productions on Vimeo

“Rime” is a new circus show devised and collectively made by Square Peg based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With thrilling acrobatics, song and story, Square Peg combine circus with theatre and dance – they use group acrobatics and human towers, Chinese poles, silks, and flips and tricks to tell this beautiful haunting tale.

"Thoroughly bold and sophisticated; Visually-striking family entertainment!"
The Herald, 2012  "Your breath is literally taken away... Unexpectedly profound." The Telegraph, 2014 

In 2014, Rime is going on an extensive UK national tour:

  • 5th March: StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews, Scotland [for info click here]
  • 22nd March: Black-E, Liverpool as part of their Spring Circus Season [for info click here]
  • 12th&13th April: Lowry, Salford [for info click here]
  • 30th April: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge for our Press Night [for info click here]
  • 16th & 17th May: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich [for info click here]
  • 24th & 25th May: Wheee! Festival Nottingham, outdoors [for info click here]
  • 28th May: Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury Playhouse [for info click here]
  • 14th June: Point Eastleigh as part of Eastleigh Unwrapped, free outdoors, [for more info click here]
  • 8th-10th August: Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, [for info click here]
  • 16th August: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, [for info click here]
  • 22nd – 25th August: Greenbelt Festival outdoors [for info click here]
  • 29th & 30th August: Harlow Playhouse, [for info click here]
  • 13th & 14th September: Inside Out Festival, Dorset [for info click here]
  • 25th, 26th, 27th September: Stratford Circus, London [for info click here]

To stay up to date with latest news on upcoming performances and opportunities to take part, simply go to our contact page.

To hear what audiences thought of Rime, see our vox pops from sold out night a Junction Cambridge in April:

Rime Audience Reviews

Video Production Credits: Mariko Montpetit (2012) and Ines von Bonhorst (2014)

In 2012 Rime toured to sold-out audiences at the following venues and festivals:

  • The Roundhouse [for info click here]
  • The National Theatre’s Watch This Space festival [for info click here]
  • The Winchester Hat Fair [for info click here]
  • Camp Bestival [for info click here]
  • Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival [for info click here]
  • The Devizes International Street Festival [for info click here]


Square Peg are produced by Cirquit Productions Limited with support from the
Arts Council England, IdeasTap through the Ideas Fund Edinburgh Award,
Roundhouse, Jacksons Lane, The Hangar Arts Trust, University of East Anglia,
Kiln Ideas ltd. and Throughline.
Rime is co-commissioned by the National Theatre.

Thanks to Judy Grahn for the use of her poem: Detroit Annie, Hitchhiking