Jamie Atkins juggles red rings while standing on a tight rope

Plenty of impressive tricks to make you laugh, gasp, and cheer! 


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Add to Calendar 20230311 190000 20230311 200000 America/Vancouver Circus Incognitus Plenty of impressive tricks to make you laugh, gasp, and cheer!    Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC


Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC

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Surrey SPARK Stages brings you another adult friendly family show for kids that grown-ups will also love. With plenty of impressive tricks and humorous antics, Circus Incognitus is Jamie Adkins’ unforgettable one-man circus show that will have you holding your breath between laughs!

“Jamie Adkins is the kind of clown who wins rave reviews from cynical critics and preschoolers alike.” - The Montréal Gazette 

Come along for the journey as things go awry for his character when he encounters unhelpful props while attempting to present a new show that he proudly created for the audience. His ladder falls apart under foot, he wrangles a chair, he negotiates a precarious slack wire, and juggles everything! An eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist, and multidisciplinary acrobat, Adkins has performed Circus Incognitus more than 1,000 times in 22 countries.

This international hit has a very European street theatre feel, it is hilarious, poetic, and elegantly simple. Adkins’ exceptional circus skills and refreshing performance style are a throwback to the great clowns of silent film and the golden age of cartoons, and are guaranteed to make you laugh and gasp while cheering him on. 

About Jamie Adkins 

Recognized worldwide for his undeniable talent as an acrobat, juggler and clown, Jamie Adkins began his career at age 13 where he delighted passers-by as a street performer in his hometown of San Diego, CA. His path led him to the Pickle Family Circus in San Francisco and later to Cirque Éloize in Montréal, Québec. There, he created his first show TYPO, which received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Jamie then created his second solo show Circus Incognitus and has performed over 1,000 performances in 27 countries. Travelling with his show in the Americas, Europe, Australia and China., he has participated in many festivals in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Mexico, Italy, New Caledonia and Bermuda.

Hundreds of performances were given throughout Canada and the United States. Jamie has had the honour of performing in such distinguished venues as the Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Centre and the New Victory Theatre. He played for three weeks at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and had a three-month run at Les Bouffes Parisiens in Paris in 2015. He has been invited at the Lincoln Centre (New York) in 2016. A Fool’s Errand, has been presented in its world premiere at the Place des Arts in Montréal and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for the American premiere.

Now a Canadian citizen who has lived in Quebec (Gatineau) for almost 20 years, Jamie Adkins is recognized as one of the most talented contemporary circus artists in Canada. His performances reach all national and international audiences and his imagination, talent, and ingenuity allow him to be much appreciated by his peers and the public. He contributes to the recognition of circus and clowning arts in a manner accessible and appreciated by a wide variety of audiences. He is unquestionably one of the most brilliant artists of his generation of circus performers.