Cutting edge circus at Déda

Join Déda and Circomedia for an evening of contemporary circus, physical innovation and boundless creativity, as the 2018 graduating class of Circomedia in Bristol set off on the next stage of their journey. Using acrobatics, aerial, manipulation and comedy, Cut The Mustard is an evening to remember for all the right reasons.

As Déda’s first performance of 2018, Cut The Mustard is a nod to the 250th anniversary of circus, which began in January 1768, and marks the beginning of Déda’s 20 year anniversary celebrations in their building on Chapel Street, Derby.

Regulars of Déda’s sell-out La Dé Da Cabaret performances will enjoy the show’s cheeky humour, while Festé fans will be astounded by the daring, beautiful and funny aerial and acrobatic performances.

Circomedia is the longest running provider of full-time circus-based education in the UK, offering qualifications including BA and MA degrees. The 15 students presenting Cut The Mustard are completing their BAs this year.

Déda is one of only five venues in the UK to present Cut The Mustard, which is touring to London, Bristol, Derby, Eastleigh and Tewkesbury between January-February 2018.

After three full years of falling, catching, dropping, laughing, injury, endurance, and dedication, find out if these students can cut the mustard!

Phil Hargreaves, Programme Producer for Déda said: “It’s a year of celebrations in 2018 including 20 years of Déda at Chapel Street and 250 years of modern Circus.

“That’s why it’s great that Cut the Mustard is opening the Spring 2018 Déda performance programme. A jam-packed evening of Circus from some of the UK’s up and coming talents is what you can expect from the future leading circus makers. It’s a celebration of the past, present and future – you will not be disappointed.”

Rebecca Cross, Circomedia Marketing Officer, said: “Cut The Mustard has been beyond fun to create, having all worked together for 2 and a half years already, the cast mesh so well and bounce off each other. We are so excited to head to Derby because inspirational artists (not just circus) have also performed at Déda and we can’t wait to take the same stage they did.”

Cut The Mustard  can be seen on January 26, 7.30pm, at Déda. Tickets are £12 (£10 concession) and can be purchased at or via the Box Office on 01332 370911. Please note, Cut The Mustard is recommended for ages 16+ as the show contains partial nudity and sexual references.

For information on classes, events and much more, copies of Déda’s season brochure are available from the Déda Box Office in person, or at the above contact details.