Gandini Juggling presents

touring from 16 July 2021

80 oranges, 7 watermelons, 9 performers.

A witty look at the strained relations between men and women, Smashed2 is juggling reinvented, using plenty of explosive fruit and slow-motion comedy.

Gandini Juggling’s Smashed was one of the most celebrated pieces of street theatre of the last decade. Smashed2 reverses its male and female roles for the very first time.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer Pina Bausch, Gandini Juggling combine elements of her gestural choreography with intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling.

The result is a new hybrid of juggling, in a dance theatre style, performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing.

A funny, inventive and characterful work showcasing Gandini Juggling’s masterful stagecraft.

directed by Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala


Running time: 37 minutes
Age recommendation: 8+/families
Photos © Camilla Greenwell


Formed in 1992 by world-renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century.

“Glorious. When it comes to juggling, the Gandinis pip everyone else.” ★★★★ The Guardian (on Smashed)

“Inventive and very funny” ★★★★ The Independent (on Smashed)

“A juicy treat from first bite to its mid-air core” Herald Scotland (on Smashed)


Performance presented by house, delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.


Please note that most dates in this tour schedule will take place as part of outdoor festivals or in other locations near to the venue. Please follow the booking links for more information.

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
16/07/2021 6.15pm, 8pm - length: about 40 minutes New Wolsey Theatre Book here
18/07/2021 2.15pm, 4pm - length: about 40 minutes The Stables Book here
21/07/2021 2pm, 6pm - length: about 40 minutes The Junction Book here
23/07/2021 11.30am, 2pm - Length: about 40 minutes Corn Exchange Newbury Book here
29/07/2021 3pm, 7.30pm - length: about 40 minutes Farnham Maltings Book here
05/08/2021 4.30pm, 7pm - length: about 40 minutes Bridport Arts Centre Book here
14/08/2021 12.30pm, 3pm - length: about 40 minutes Cornerstone Book here
27/08/2021 - 29/08/2021 times vary, visit website - length: about 40 minutes Gulbenkian Book here