Flying high from receiving rave reviews for Company 2’s latest work, Scotch and Soda at this year’s Adelaide Festival, Co-founder and circus performer Chelsea McGuffin continues to push the boundaries with a combination of toe tapping jazz numbers and spellbinding tricks at this year’s London Wonderground Festival. Ahead of Scotch and Soda’s UK debut, Theatrefullstop were able to speak to Chelsea about leaving the world of ballet to train as a circus performer, Company 2’s inspirations for the show and whether glowing reviews add pressure to the performers.
Company 2’s latest creation, Scotch and Soda will be headlining this year’s London Wonderground festival. How are you feeling ahead of the show?
I am really excited to be returning to London Wonderground with Scotch & Soda. We performed Cantina at the festival a number of years ago and it was a highlight season for me in my career. Scotch & Soda is an original and exhilarating project for us. We have new cast members, new music and we feel ready to hit the London stage. I am so excited to come back.