Expectation, Roundhouse CircusFest 2014


"Maddie McGowan's aerial work hints at entrapment,desire, longing...Impossible not to have any moment of it ring true for you" Exeunt Magazine

"About as immersive as circus gets... directed by the consistently reinventive Silvia Mercuriali...a slick performance" The Upcoming





Funded by Arts Council England
Commissioned by the Roundhouse for CircusFest 2014
Devised by Talia Randall, Maddie McGowan and Silvia Mercuriali
Written by Talia Randal
Aerial coreography by Maddie McGowan
Directed by Silvia Mercuriali


Circus performance meets spoken word in a beautiful, and surreal journey of a young woman looking for her very own interpretation of The Perfect Woman.


Performed by aerialist Maddie McGowan and writer Talia Randall, and directed by Silvia Mercuriali (il pixel rosso and rotozaza) Expectation is a 20 minute immersive performance in which the audience is called upon to look, judge, laugh and celebrate the different faces of femininity.


Join them as they build, push and squeeze The Perfect Woman until she falls flat on her face and disappears.


 photo: Ben Hopper