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“I came to Cardiff because of NoFit State Circus and their great community” – George


I came to Cardiff because of NoFit State Circus and their great community and fantastic training facility. I have lived in Splott and Grangetown in the city. Which is my favorite? I love my Splott friends, but I like the diversity of Grangetown and seeing the Taff every day.

I am a circus performer. The thing I’ve always liked about sport is the single-minded focus on physical agility and dexterity (but not so much the competition). What I’ve always liked about making art is the dissection and analysis of the human condition. Circus is a joyous mash up of these two.

To relax, I enjoy cycling around the city and visiting car boot sales. My perfect day in Cardiff would be spending a Sunday at Bessemer Road market and car boot, and then on to the Riverside Market for lunch.

George Orange is a performance artist, circus performer, outdoor theatre-maker, former mascot, ex-drag performer, co-founder of the Mary Bijou Cabaret and Social Club, but most of all, and without any doubt – he is a clown. Past work includes Parklife and Mundo Paralelo (NoFitState Circus), Facade (Crashmat Collective) and ten seasons with Chicago’s Midnight Circus. Catch Mary Bijou on Facebook or Twitter @themarybijou or on their website. George currently lives in Grangetown.

Mary Bijou’s show Hitch premieres in their purpose-built Spiegeltent in Cardiff Bay outside the Wales Millennium Centre between 31 July and 4 August 2013.

George was photographed at the New York Deli by Ffion Matthews