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A close up photo of a face split down the middle; one half of the face is wearing a balaclava, the other half is a black and white image, their face has been painted a light colour with a dark circle around the eye. They are pulling the side of their mouth with their finger.

Ruby Burgess and Charles Brockbank present: Tongue & Cheek

A night of fresh alternative comedy mixed with circus theatre. Two new experimental shows, from Bristol-based emerging artists, bringing you something you’ve never seen before. A surreal twist on skilful spectacle with comedy at the core, come and join each of them as they turn life on its head and throw it into question.


Transcendental is a satirical deep dive into grotesque aspects of the human experience. Using trapeze, physical theatre and a comical amount of existentialism, we’re taken on a fever dream journey through the absurdity of being alive.

“A hilarious, innovative and daring performance”


Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? Hiding in plain sight is an exploration of surveillance culture, using physical comedy and object manipulation. Join this performer as he tackles the impossible task of juggling our virtual identities and our authentic self.

“An unsettling romantic duet”


Show Info

This performance was part of Circus City 2023 – The Outsider Edition and took place on Thu 5th October 2023 at Circomedia

£10 + Booking Fee

What we love about Ruby and Charles

Graduates of Circomedia Centre from Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre, Ruby and Charles are exploring new territory and sharing brave experimental research-led circus work. We are excited to host this event where audiences can hear about the process and feed back or get involved if they want to. Go if you like highly skilled circus performance and physical comedy that pokes fun at itself and the beautiful, dark and absurd world we share.