MetroPlus Theatre Fest: The 'Circus' by MacTrics comes to town on August 16 in Chennai

Inspired by the Charlie Chaplin movie of the same name, ‘Circus’ takes on present day Chaplin who arrives to Chennai searching for a job. Mistaking him for another person, the police chase him from the railway station to a circus where Chaplin wreaks havoc. Here, Chaplin finds love, manages to stumble inside a lion cage and finally lands a job in the circus. Whether Chaplin succeeds in his love forms the rest of the story.

Using mime and body theatre, this comedy caper pays a tribute to the legendary actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.


Directed by: Victor Jayaraj M.

Playwrights: Vivek Swaminathan and Victor Jayaraj M.

The play is a mime and body theater production inspired by the Charlie Chaplin movie The Circus released in 1928.

Language: English and Tamil

Date: August 16

Duration: 60 minutes

Time: 7.30 p.m. onwards


Chennai - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

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About the group:

MacTrics, a mime and body theatre group was formed in 2009 under the guidance of Late Mr. Mithran Devanesan as the chief patron and Mr. Udhyaprakash as the chief advisor. The artistic directors of MacTrics are Victor and Sravanth. The team specialises in mime and body Theatre and also provides workshops in miming, body language, acting and theatrical acts. The team consists of young zealous group of mime artists who come from various parts of Chennai.

Director's quote:

I feel delighted to be a part of The Hindu Metroplus Theatre Fest. It brings me immense honour to pay my tribute to a true legend (Charlie Chaplin) through mime, a medium that is very close to my heart.












Music: Raam Chander, Raj Aryan

Narration: Rajiv Rajaram

Lights: Charles Baby

Creative Director: Vikas, Darish

Costume Design: Pallavi Singh, Rajendran S.

Make-up: Nagaraj

Choreography: Aparna Nagesh, Showstoppers INC


Price: Rs. 600, Rs. 350 & Rs. 200. Season passes at Rs. 3,000 & Rs. 1,750 (Chennai)

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