Far from the hi-tech circus of international arts festivals, Barabbas Theatre’s venture into the ring celebrates simplicity. Entering the transformed auditorium of Project’s Space Upstairs is like walking into an illustrated children’s book. Setting the tone for a performance of unforced charm, designer Sabine Dargent’s gorgeous big top is festooned with multi-coloured ribbons arching down to a hand-painted circus ring.

Circus / The Guardian, 6 November 2007.