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Thursday 26 November 2015

The Lost Carnival to appear in a mystery location in Cheshire

The Lost Carnival to appear in a mystery location in Cheshire
28, 29 & 30 May 4-9.30pm
“Step inside our little world, a place where magic will unfurl …”
Over a century after the mysterious Lost Carnival disappeared, news has reached our ears that The Lost Carnival will appear in Crewe in Cheshire this May. For three short nights only, families will step into a world unlike any other in this large-scale outdoor immersive theatre experience from award-winning producers Wild Rumpus (Just So Festival) and So It Is (Bury Met, Ramsbottom Festival).
LAStheatre presents The Battle of the Carnivals, a story beyond your wildest imagination. Meet The Birds and The Ingenues - two rival carnival families battling for supremacy.  Expect spellbinding theatre and enthralling installations, circus, music, visual trickery and sideshows.

The story will be revealed in the coming months in a series of podcasts, clues and archive footage, with families able to influence the drama in advance and at the live event.
Following a brief appearance in Burrs Country Park in Bury in 2015, where families saved the carnival from disappearing forever, step inside the spectacular world of The Lost Carnival with a new, original story. Choose your friends, choose your foes, as The Battle of the Carnivals commences. Take part throughout the evening and witness a thrilling culmination if you dare.

Every year, as summer arrives and the evenings grow longer, The Lost Carnival will appear in a different locality. The Lost Carnival in Crewe is the second Lost Carnival event with a limited amount of early-bird tickets on sale now. Keep your ear to the ground for the mystery location to be announced. Vetting is currently taking place as the carnival families prepare to appear in Cheshire to ensure it is on neutral ground and no foul play occurs. Look out for and meet curious characters popping up in locations across Crewe throughout May.

Rowan Hoban, Wild Rumpus director says “The Lost Carnival is back with a vengeance. After being saved by the audience in Bury in 2015, it will be popping up in a different town or city each year, and we’ve heard whispers that Crewe is in its sights for 2016. Families can expect an evening of outdoor spectacular, with a story woven amongst circus performance, incredible sideshows, marching bands and incredible feats. But they need to be prepared to make a choice, for this isn’t just a carnival, but ‘The Battle of the Carnivals’, where the audience will help decide the most incredible contest in carnival history."

Start the adventure now. Buy early-bird tickets, be the first to know the location, follow intriguing clues, receive secret messages, dressing up and reading inspiration. Sign up to the newsletter at and follow The Lost Carnival on Facebook and twitter #thelostcarnival.
Sign up online for your family to become Carnivalistas - enjoy special benefits and support The Lost Carnival to do good work in the communities that it touches.

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