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No Fit State – BIANCO

The seductive, thrilling and enchanting contemporary circus.

Irish Premiere of BIANCO set for Limerick’s Culture Factory this June.

Irish Premiere of BIANCO set for Limerick’s Culture Factory this June.




BIANCO, a seductive, thrilling and enchanting contemporary circus will make its Irish premiere in The Culture Factory this June as one of the headline events in the Limerick National City of Culture calendar. The internationally acclaimed extravaganza is an all-consuming theatrical experience that combines intoxicating live music, gravity defying aerial acrobatic circus and stunning costume design in a constantly evolving environment that encapsulates you from the moment you enter the room.

 Director for Limerick City of Culture, Mike Fitzpatrick said, “Don’t confuse BIANCO with any circus you have ever experienced in Ireland before. The Culture Factory will once more be transformed for nine days for the most outrageous and forward thinking contemporary circus you would find anywhere in the world. BIANCO will showcase everything from swinging and dance trapeze artists to aerialists, jugglers and some seriously impressive acrobatics. It is definitely one of the stand out events for Limerick City of Culture and one that’s not to be missed.”

BIANCO will premiere in The Culture Factory (Old Dell Factory) for 11 shows only from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 of June. The standing show is two hours long with a twenty minute interval to give you a chance to enjoy the surroundings of The Culture Factory.

Photos by Oisin McHugh for 2014. All Rights Reserved

Photos by Caleb Purcell for 2014. All Rights Reserved

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What: NoFit State Circus presents BIANCO

When: Saturday 14 to Sunday June 22 2014 (full show details below)

Duration: 2 hours plus 20 min interval

Where: The Culture Factory (Old Dell Factory), Castletroy, Limerick

Price: From €22.50 w/ special discount rates for group bookings

Details: Internationally renowned for dramatic live circus, blending jaw-dropping skills with untamed elegance and a subversive edge, NoFit State Circus for the first time with a knockout performance under a spectacular big top which will be erected INSIDE the Old Dell Factory structure.  Limerick City of Culture present BIANCO- an immersive promenade experience which takes place above, behind and all around you as you stand in awe. Expect high energy trapeze, tight wire, acrobatics and gravity defying routines that are set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band – this is the kind of all-consuming and absorbing theatrical experience. Note: This is a standing show, promoters advise that you wear comfortable shoes. Recommended for ages 7yrs and above. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets are priced €22.50 with special discount rates for group bookings. Tickets will be available at the box offices at 69 O’Connell St and the Lime Tree Theatre as well as online through


  • Saturday 14th June 20:00
  • Sunday 15th June 15:00 & 20:00
  • Monday 16th June – no performance
  • Tuesday 17th June 19:30
  • Wednesday 18th June 19:30
  • Thursday 19th June 19:30
  • Friday 20th June 19:30
  • Saturday 21st June 15:00 & 20:00
  • Sunday 22nd June 15:00

Tickets Tickets are available at the box offices at 69 O’Connell St and The Lime Tree Theatre as well as online through Credit card bookings will incur a 1.75% charge. Standard ticket: €22.50 Family ticket: €60 (Family ticket entails entry for 2 Adults & 2 Children) For Group discounts and school groups please contact the box office – School Groups of 25 + (€12 each) – Adult Groups of 10 + (€20 each) One Special preview show will be priced at €12 (Date TBC)

About NoFit State NoFit State Circus is the UK’s leading large-scale contemporary circus company, producing professional touring productions and a wide variety of community, training and education projects for people of all ages. The company still lives, works and travels together united by a passion for the circus arts and a bond that brings their community together into something special and gives their work its unique heart and soul.

BIANCO Synopsis A village, a community, a travelling world, BIANCO is a visual journey inside and outside ourselves through time, beauty and brutality. The story of the fragility of lost selves, lost wishes and desires. A unique spaceship big top structure and four giant white towers create a physical and sensual landscape, a turning and floating architecture inhabited by ordinary men and women with exceptional skills but also their fears, their doubts and their vulnerabilities.




Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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