The Cinema Museum, London

The Ups and Downs of The Marvellous Craggs 14 Sept

Fri 14 Sep 2018 @ 19:30 · Events

The Marvellous CraggsJoin Edward Cragg in the family’s Kennington gymnasium and home of four decades as he tells the true story – illustrated with magic lantern slides, early film, colourful posters and souvenirs – of the finest acrobatic troupe of the Victorian and Edwardian era.

Feted by the Folies Bergere, courted by Barnum and filmed by Edison, the Craggs toured the world for fifty years, from the 1860’s to the end of WW1, astounding and delighting audiences everywhere.

Discover the circuses, pleasure gardens, glittering Empires and Alhambras of the Belle Epoque in this Lambeth Heritage Festival event commemorating the start of circus 250 years ago in Waterloo.

The Marvellous CraggsResearched and performed by Charlie Holland, himself a long-term Kennington resident and former circus performer and Programme Director of The Circus Space (National Centre for Circus Arts).

More details on their website.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start. 90 minutes including interval.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets £7.50/£6 concs.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.