Wednesday 10th April 7pm

New Wolsey Theatre 

Civic Drive IP1 2AS

Tickets – £10 – £24

01473 295900

Friday 12 April 7:30pm

Circomedia St Paul’s Church

Portland Square BS2 8SJ

Tickets – £10 – £14 

0117 947 7288

Friday 19 April 2pm

Lincoln Drill Hall 

Freeschool Lane, LN2 1EY

Tickets – pay what you can

01522 873894

Outdoors, Indoors
6 performers
45mins – 60mins
Medium scale – 200 – 800
Suitable for broad audience, family friendly, minimal spoken language.


English, Italian, French

Spectacle, comedy, drama and delight – Lost in Translation Circus present a brilliantly funny new circus/theatre show for all the family.

Meet Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso – and their arch enemy the dastardly Banker, who schemes to repossess the hotel. As the tenants introduce us to their beloved home we witness their battle with the Banker. Will they manage to stay open, or will they be forced to move on?

The cast of 6 highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers tell the story of how the tenants battle to save their home and livelihood. Circus favourites Lost in Translation display a colourful mix of daring circus skills, physical comedy and theatre.  Hotel Paradiso also features a specially written musical score by renowned composer and multi instrumentalist Roger Eno. With thrills, gasps, laughs and drama there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy.

Commissioned for SO Festival in 2016 Hotel Paradiso is flexible and adaptable to a variety of settings. There are 2 versions that can be performed on a stage and also a site-specific setting that takes over a local building.

The two stage versions of Hotel Paradiso are either a simple set up on an existing stage or, where space allows, the company will provide full structure, set and stage for the full spectacular experience.  Both can be accommodated indoors or outdoors and are designed for locations with limited performance infrastructure, space and technical capabilities. The simpler version has a quick turnaround and is easily adaptable.

The site-specific version uses a local house or other building as the set, and is ideal for one-off events, regeneration projects and areas with limited performance infrastructure. It’s perfect for reaching new audiences in the heart of disengaged communities.

Available for 2019

The show will be available to book for Summer 2019