A FRESH taste of alternative Berlin is coming to Bridport.

Contemporary circus Outer Circle is bringing its dazzling skills to The Lyric Theatre for two nights of shows on March 8 and 9, as well as a juggling and hula hoop workshop.

Part show, part cabaret, part intergalactic space exploration, Captain Nat Cat (renowned handstand artist, Natalie Reckhert) will steer you through the mayhem of the Outer Circle on her spaceship, as our collection of circus outcasts inspire you with aerial madness, juggling dexterity and LED hoops.

In a mission from another planet to discover what this makes the human race tick, Captain Nat Cat stumbles across a strange group of outsiders, all trying to make sense of themselves and their surroundings as much as she is. Who are these A-typical creatures? And are they so very different from ourselves?

Outer Circle will give you a fresh taste of alternative Berlin - interweaving outrageous characters and skilful acts, with breathtaking stunts and laugh-out-loud comedy, in an ensemble show that takes audiences by storm. Prepare to see people flying in on improvised spaceships, spinning by their necks, hand-standing on eggs, hanging from their teeth and inflatable crocodiles. Lots of inflatable crocodiles....

The Outer Circle team was formed in 2017 by five Berlin based circus artists, brought together by their love of all things circular. Through an exploration of circular props, and obsessive spinning, the international ensemble pulled together their skills into an entertaining, medley of organised chaos.

From Latvia, tattoo and aerial artist Davidos Enriko injects his love of the Berlin nightlife and alternative scene into his silks and trapeze performances. Anne Hemkendreis, a doctor of art history, brings a sense of elegance in her gorgeous Georges Melies inspired aerial hoop number. Using her high-level juggling and object manipulation skills, Kathrin Wagner adds her award winning acts to the mix. Multi-discipline English circus artist Jessie Rose presents her programmable mesmerising LED hoops and aerial prowess. And pulling it all together, handstand master Natalie Reckhert is captain of your spaceship for the evening, with world-class balancing and hilarious antics.

*Outer Circle, Lyric Theatre, Bridport, Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9. Tickets are £12 adults/£5 12-18s, available from Bridport TIC: 01308 424901 / online, and BearKat Cafe. Also available on the door unless sold out. Doors and bar open 7.30pm for prompt 8pm start. Please note latecomers will not be admitted!

On Saturday March 9 come and learn from the circus professionals in a hula hooping and juggling workshop! Outer Circle have over a decade of teaching experience. They will bring their creative flare and passion for object manipulation to this workshop, and look forward to working with local enthusiasts, as well as those curious to try a new skill.

The workshop will comprise of hula hoop and juggling skills. It costs £20 per person and is open to ages 16+. For full details see the-lyric.com.