After almost twenty years touring the planet as a circus strong lady, performing feats-of-strength, Charmaine
Childs is creating a circus-theatre show that celebrates the extraordinary ways in which ordinary people are
powerful. POWER uses circus physicality and verbal storytelling to explore how we can feel powerful in an
uncertain world & find strength beyond just lifting heavy things.
The work is optimistic, uplifting, funny, physical and at times moving. Autobiography intersects with stories
from interviews with real people around the UK about their experiences of power, with their voices woven
through the soundtrack to reveal moments of strength, resilience, connection, choice and change.
“Power” was the winning application for a joint commission between Creative Arts East and Cambridge
Junction and we are so excited to see the whole show on tour. Charmaine can also provide additional audience
offers from pre-show engagement and story sharing to post-show Q&A / discussions, just ask for details.