Circadian is a platform for the outdoor arts.

Specialising in original street theatre, community projects and workshops we aim to produce exciting moments of entertainment, collaboration and celebration.

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The Red Anchors

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The Schmutter Brothers

"A fantastic blend of skill and comedy,we look forward to booking them again in the near future."

− Mandy Rose, Event Producer – Manningtree Street Festival

"Charming and hilarious. A pleasure to work with!"

− Matt Winfield, Deputy Director – Sustrans

"Wonderfully funny and playful. Will definitely be having them again at our future events!"

− Lemonade & Laughing Gas, Event Producers - Lambeth Country Show

The Troupe

Joe Fleming

Artistic Director, Performer, Musician, Theatre Maker.

Born into a theatrical family and with a degree in Contemporary Theatre & Performance from MMU, Joe Fleming has worked all over the world including the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, run theatre, music and circus workshops in Chennai India, Indonesia and Europe.

He is a theatre maker, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Fascinated and inspired by outdoor theatre, spectacle and circus, Joe also creates his own work, this is Circadian. Joe has worked for many different theatre companies as a performer and musical director, also running workshops devising and making theatre. Companies have included; Walk The Plank, The Bread & Butter Theatre Company, Welfare State
International, No Fit State Circus, Sound Intervention, B-arts, Blaize, The Grand Theatre of Lemmings & Emergency Exit Arts.

Nick Cassenbaum

Associate Artist, Performer, Theatre Maker.

Nick has a BA in drama from Exeter and an MA in writing for performance from Goldsmiths college. He is a writer, performer and theatre maker.

Nick creates work that asks people to engage with spaces, places and people. He is one half of the company ‘Take Stock Exchange’ which produces work in the London borough of Redbridge to create a space where people can think about themselves, where they live and the world around them. He also worked within Wood Street indoor market to create A Night at the Dogs (Theatre 41), which was about the closed Walthamstow Dog Track. He plans to return with the company ‘Slap Haddock’ to look at the filmic history of the area. Nick is a graduate of the Young Writers Programme at The Royal Court and wants to bring forgotten and ignored voices to the stage.

For Circadian Troupe Nick is an associate director, which also means he will be putting on a chef suit and coming up with puns. The work he creates here is about animating space and asking people to think differently about the space they are in but most of all about having fun.

Sean Matthews

Performer, Director.

During his BA(Hons) Performing Arts degree at The University of Winchester, Sean specialised in physical and movement theatre and then went on to complete the two year Professional Acting Course at The Jacques LeCoq School in Paris. Although a London based actor, Sean is a member of International Theatre Company 38CIT, who are based in Paris.

He also performs across Europe with Theatre In Education company Big Wheel. He has performed in their interactive workshops based on Shakespeare and English and French Language and has been an active member of the company since 2010. He has worked with many different theatre companies including Slap Haddock, Rhum and Clay, The People Pile, and film production companies such as Channel 4, Talkback Thames and Ikonic Films.

Sean is especially interested in developing theatre that brings together music, movement, text and space to create a world of storytelling that the audience will always remember. Sean is represented by agent Carol Paul of ALW Associates.

We Offer a Creative Mix of Workshops

Play, Street Theatre, Creative Writing, Music, Circus

These workshops are designed for all ages and can be customised to support any ability. We have years of workshop experience and have worked with youth/community groups, Primary and Secondary schools. Our workshops are all about empowering people and our street theatre workshops focus on how best to perform outdoors, how to engage an audience and to prove that you can pretty much do anything. Street theatre is live, visceral and engaging. It can be wherever you want it to be and there are no limits!



"Joe is a fantastic, hardworking and energetic practitioner. He is a joy to work with and young people love him. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!"

− Jacksons Lane Multi-arts venue, North London

Our Friends

The Joe Fleming Band

Slap Haddock

Under Wraps Music