Jealousy, obsession and murder - not necessarily tropes you would associate with the circus, but EA Dupont’s gripping film about three trapeze artists caught up in a love triangle, delves deep into the murkier side of the carnival.
This special event is presented as Part of Circus 250 - a UK-wide celebration of 250 years of circus.
Set in a 1920s German circus, Emil Jannings is lured out of retirement by a young aerial acrobat but when the famed Artinelli joins their troupe, tensions begin to rise.
A box office smash in 1925, Variety is a tour de force with some of the most exhilarating and visually inventive camerawork of the silent era. And as if the action on screen wasn’t enough, Rogue Play Theatre Company will be taking it into the physical realm with a live performance of trapeze, ground based acrobatics, acrobalance and physical theatre, whilst multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne and percussionist Martin Pyne will provide the live soundtrack.
Please see updated timings below: 7:45pm - Doors Ppen 8pm - Short Performances by Rogue Play 8:30pm - Film Starts
Dir: E. A. Dupont
Germany 1925, 95 mins