Past Projects

Circus Pathways

Circus Pathways aims to explore how traditional and contemporary circus artists and organisations can work together, to develop circus as an art form and to reach and engage with more and wider audiences. Circus pathways is a collaboration led by Tony Hopkins Entertainment (Producer of Circus Berlin, Billy Smarts Circus, Netherlands National Circus and others) […]


The Princess and the Chickpea is an exciting new collaboration between Nutkhut and Ali Williams Productions. We aim to co-create a medium scale outdoor family performance, using five BAME (South Asian) circus and Dance performers to tell the classic fairy tale Princess and the (Chick) Pea through the medium of storytelling/Indian dance and circus. Following […]


Ali is currently in the initial stages of creating a circus festival for Wales. Working with producer Zoe Munn and Arts Manager Clare Bottomley a feasibility study funded by Arts Wales has been completed and a consortium of Welsh RFO Venues lined up. Consultation took place with all Welsh circus companies, performers, trainers and venues […]


A strong and heart-warming performance about rescued child slaves from Indian traditional circus. This performance is inspired by the lives and destiny of our performers Renu and Aman experiences as child circus slaves in India. It also highlights the story of other Nepalese children being trafficked into slavery in Indian traditional circus. From 2002, when […]


Motionhouse and NoFit State Circus bring together their unique styles in BLOCK – an exciting new collaboration. Twenty oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore. What happens when dance and circus collide? When they converge, rub against each other, blend into […]


Distilled from the journey of Parklife, Barricade & Parklife Pod and with live direction from Orit Azaz, Open House is an immersive, ever-evolving large-scale circus theatre installation where anything can happen and everything becomes an excuse for performance and play. Flowing through the town, setting up in a city square, unfolding washing lines, flags, umbrellas […]


A spectacular night-time performance for audiences of 2000 – 8000, inspired by the Chinese proverb “When the wind rises, some people build walls; others build windmills.” A wind is rising.  In the city people are building a barricade to defend themselves from the storm. They hurry to bring tyres and ladders in impossible volumes. The […]


Commissioned by the Without Walls network of 7 major arts festivals in the UK, which engaged audiences as participants and celebrated high skill amateurs and community groups alongside world class circus professionals; NoFit State hurled the tent off its circus to unleash a fiesta of invention, spectacle and creative collision. Parklife reinvented what is possible […]


The circus rolled into towns across the country when NoFit State circus hit the road with Parklife Pod. With a collection of newly commissioned caravans and trucks in tow, the aim was to replicate the energy and spectacle of Parklife on a smaller scale in public spaces across the UK. Our eye-catching NoFit State caravans […]


The new spaceship tent takes off on its first UK tour. Immortal -Coming out Alive, Following on from 3 large scale community warehouse projects and having developed a new theatrical language for circus, nofitstate tours the UK with a mixture of professionals, emerging artists and trainees