Indoor shows The Ramshackle House - Upswing



4th-24th December
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
Book tickets here

A small ramshackle house is perfect for one…

…but what happens when it has to become a home for two and then three?

Follow the domestic antics of a growing family, tumbling, balancing and flying through life as they try to hold their home together in a forever-changing world.

In the Ramshackle House love and laughter matter more than perfection!

Awe-inspiring acrobatics, dazzling aerial and clowning combine to offer audiences of all ages an enchanting and festive theatrical experience.


Autumn 2017 tour

Current dates:

4th-24th December at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London – Book tickets here

Past dates:

19th to 21st October at the Forest Arts Centre, Walsall

24th-26th November at the Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Created and produced by Upswing. Presented in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Co-commissioned by Creative Black Country and Gulbenkian.

Supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, CHK Charities Limited, The Forest Arts Centre and the Foyle Foundation.

Available for touring March 2018 onwards.



Cast: Delia Ceruti, Renato Dias and Matthew Smith

Directed by Vicki Amedume, Design by Becky Minto, Lighting by Daniella Beattie, Original Composition by James Atherton and additional Sound Design by Russell Coppock.

Backstage magic by Camille Bensoussan, Pete Herbert and Suzie Inglis.

With huge thanks to Mike Corr, Chris Elwell, Nathan Johnston, Charline Kandilian, Alcina Mendes, Hannah O’Leary and Nat Wittingham for their valued contributions in R&D.

Photos: David Pickens and Marcus Hessenberg. Illustration: Maya Anjeli. Graphic Design: Sam Charrington.