Circus Ronaldo

Fidelis Fortibus

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A comical and poetic CIRCUS performance with warm humour and slight melancholy, Fidelis Fortibus is a highly unusual solo performance created and performed by award winning circus legend Danny Ronaldo, who returns to Freedom Festival following his performance in 2012.

Danny appears in the ring alone, surrounded by a circle of buried circus artistes. The powerful illusions he creates brings the dead souls back to life. With the audience complicit in maintaining the illusion of the grand spectacle giving applause and waves of laughter, it still sounds like a reality. He will never leave. Or perhaps he might. But would that be to give up? To be disloyal?

Fidelis Fortibus provides recognisable metaphorical images for many of today’s human situations, because we never have to look far to recognise old patterns that are kept alive by an unconscious loyalty to the past.

Winner of the Culture Prize for Best Circus Show 2017 in Barcelona and nominated as Best Production of 2016 at Theaterfestival in Belgium.

Venue: Circus Ronaldo Tent, Queens Gardens, Hull, HU1 2AG
Running Time: 80 mins
Access: Venue is fully accessible.
Access tickets: If you require a wheelchair space please book by calling the Box Office on 01482 323638 (or email as there are limited places available. We also offer essential companion tickets for those who cannot attend the event unassisted. These tickets can also be booked by calling or emailing the Box Office and must be requested at the time of booking.