Ceres Project (2022)

with Bassline Circus and Full Tilt Theatre

DOCA worked with Bassline Circus and Full Tilt Aerial, two of the U.K’s most exciting circus companies, to co-produce ‘Ceres’. This spectacular show took over the Market Place and immersed the audience in a story inspired by Ruth Pierce who died in there in 1753. It took place on the 30th of April and 1st of May 2022 as part of the International Street Festival.

You can find a plaque on the Market Cross telling Ruth’s story as the establishment sees it.  This show took a new look at the infamous local tale.

‘Ceres’ explored the history of market trading, local justice and the lives of 18th Century women through the rituals and customs of the time, using circus, physical theatre, music and storytelling. This project combined rural heritage, folklore, crafts, music, circus and performance.

Cere’s was funded by Arts Council England and the Devizes Area Board.