102 performances


After the critical success of the touring ImMortal we and a the fact that people wanted to book the same show for 2005 we decided not to create an new show for but adapt the 2004 version with some small cast changes and some new Welsh trainees. ImMortal2 was funded by ACE, ACW, and by the Welsh Assembly Government. we also borrowed money from the charity bank to cash flow the tour. The show was rehearsed in Barry Docks and opened to the public on National Circus Day (28th April 2005)

This time we were determined to get the marketing right earn a bit more money and try and improve the working conditions of the company. It was however another tough year financially and once again the tour ended in deficit and was once again bailed out by the outreach, community and agency programmes. The year brought new exciting challenges such as taking a big show to Edinburgh and our first silver tent gig outside of the UK. This time at least more people came to see it, the reviews were excellent and our profile was increasing.

The show itself was based on Slaughterhouse 5. Firenza wrote to Kurt Vonnegut to ask if he would mind and he sent her a postcard back saying the show sounded like One Hell of a lot of Important fun. The directors notes can be found in the programme .

After a close to sell-out Spring and Summer tour, taking in a wide and diverse range of cities in the UK, the No Fit State Circus production of ImMortal2 played in Edinburgh for three weeks as part of the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Seen by over 10,000 people, ImMortal2 was awarded two prestigious fringe festival awards last weekend:

Winner: The Tap Water Awards 2005
Winner: Editors Choice, Threeweeks – Guardian Unlimited.
Shortlisted and Highly Commended: Total Theatre Awards 2005.

The Tap Water Awards are the alternative to the Perrier Awards that are usually only given to comedians. The Tap Water Awards are presented across the wide range of performance genres – music, dance, theatre, opera etc – and this year celebrate their fifth birthday.

Threeweeks.co.uk is the Edinburgh attenders bible: published by the Guardian, it allows people to review productions they have seen and also sends out a team of reviewers to see as many of the 1800 performances as possible at the Edinburgh Fringe.

ImMortal2 went straight from Edinburgh to Catalonia to headline the Tarrega Festival and won the Jury Award for best show of the festival, prior to returning to the UK for a three week run in for London's Thames Festival. The tour ran into October for the first time and

Some quick reviews

"Drawing on similar sources as Cirque Du Soleil, is latest show is a sensual overload of aerial acrobatics, rope work, tumbling and performance art.” The metro

“Ditching traditional circus trappings of animals and clowns, this intoxicating, tumultuous production for all ages by the Cardiff-based NoFit State Circus climbs towards headier theatrical realms.” The Times

“Providing the powerful background to this visual assault of the senses is a fantastic music score, performed by a first-rate band” The Stage


River Ouse


Barnz Munn Part 1 (16 mins)
Barnz Munn
Barnz Munn

Describes the long journey from Space Boy days, his first x with Shaena, and all the shows leading to Pirates of the Carabina

Fatina Cummings (19 mins)
Fatina Cummings – Hunt

An insight into keeping the troops fed and watered on tour


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