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