Welcome to Circo Ridiculoso!
We are a theatre company, producing Family Theatre shows performed at theatres, art centres and other lovely venues. We perform Children’s Theatre shows in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We have also performed Family Theatre shows in Europe and North America.
Danny Schlesinger is the creator, producer and performer with Circo Ridiculoso. He has worked with Theatre Rites in the critically acclaimed site specific show “Bank On It” both in London and Coventry. He has worked with (among many) The Royal Opera, Natural Theatre Company, Circus Sensible and Dynamic New Animations. Danny’s film and TV credits include Homer Simpson for an advert on Sky One. Danny was also the lead character in “Sniffer” – a Norwegian short film which won several awards including the best short film at Cannes 2006. He has also performed on “The Slammer” a BBC children’s variety show.
Circo Ridiculoso has produced three theatre shows so far, “Lighter Than Air”, “The Balloon Gardener” and “Three Little Pigs”. There is a wonderful team of a director, sound, lighting and set designers, photographer and videographer behind creating each show which varies depending on commitments and availability. Helena at Richardson PRM is the tour booker for all the theatre shows and does a fantastic job booking shows both around the UK and Internationally too.
Circo Ridiculoso has won awards for innovative balloon shows “International Twister of the year 2011”, The Dewey Award for Excellence in the art of balloon twisting & innovative balloon entertainment. Circo Ridiculoso has won the Jury prize (voted by the children) at Porto Sant ‘Elpidio International Children’s’ Theatre festival, Italy. Third place was achieved at the stage competition at the Twist & Shout Balloon Convention in Las Vegas 2015.