The Australian circus-cabaret LIMBO is the "must see" show in Amsterdam this summer.

22 June – 6 August 2017


Rozengracht 117, 1016 LV Amsterdam

LIMBO’s jaw dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, nail-biting stunts and hot dance numbers have seduced audiences internationally. Don’t miss the show so hot, Madonna came twice.

★★★★★ “Sexy and sensational... you can't take your eyes off it.” Sunday Express, UK

★★★★ “The acrobats are fantastic... The artists are spectacular... You can hardly believe your eyes” Scènes Magazine, NL

“Spectacular, exciting and quite sexy! A must see” LINDA Magazine, NL

LIMBO is an theatrical experience like no other. An intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics set to the live music of NY’s Sxip Shirey. Shirey's music is described as sounding like a "New York brass band marching through New Orleans on its way to an all-night party in Berlin."

★★★★★ “Don't miss it!” WhatsOnStage, UK

★★★★★ “Limbo is a theatrical wonder of its own. From the opening note to the band’s final bow, you’re transported to another world. Simply put, it’s sensational.” OUTInPerth, Australia

Presented for the first time in Amsterdam in our beautiful Rozentheater, LIMBO's stunning international cast features: Coney island’s sword swallower and vintage beauty, Heather Holliday; French gravity-defying Chinese pole master, beatboxer and clown, Mikael Bres; Australia’s acrobatic dancing sensation, Hilton Denis; the exquisite French-Canadian aerialist, Evelyne Allard; and introducing French mind-bending contortionist and acrobat, Aurelien Oudot.

“An eye-catching cast perform a world class show in an intimate setting with you right in the action, riveted to the edge of your seat!” Musicaljournaal, NL

'LIMBO is a theatrical wonder of its own'
Out in Perth
'Grabs you by the seat of your pants...'
Time Out London
'A spirit of devilish revelry'
The Times London
'A truly unmmissable and original delight.'
Time Out Sydney
'Rave review after rave review could not prepare me for what was to come...'
Isolated Nation
★★★★★ ArtsHub
Aurélien Oudot

Originally from France, Aurélien Oudot took up circus skills and acrobatics as a hobby at the age of 12, performing with Urban Circus. Upon graduating from high school, Aurélien decided to pursue a career in circus, and began performing with a number of different companies such as Cirque Nomade. In 2011, he then auditioned successfully for the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels, Belgium, and spent three years of intense training specialising in acrodance, balance and contortion. In addition to performing with LIMBO, Aurélien is also in the process of creating his own company Back Pocket.

Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario as a lively provincial gymnast with a desire to perform and entertain. After graduating their high school program, she joined the National Circus School's college program as a hand to hand flyer and graduated in 2014.

Charlotte has performed with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and 7 Fingers at The Box in London and in the Music Box Theatre production of Pippin on Broadway.

She is a skilled performer specialising in Hand to hand, Banquine, Contortion, Aerial Hoop and Singing.


Silver award – Audience Choice – Special prize of the National Council 2016

Winner – Casino Theatre Winterthur Award – YoungStage International Circus Festival, Basel, Switzerland 2015

First runner up - Gypsy of the Year award, Best on Stage Performance – New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway

Eamon McNelis

Eamon began playing the trumpet, and playing jazz at the age of eight. Eamon has recorded on albums released by artists such as Amanda Palmer, Tripod, Jen Cloher, The Wagons, Zulya Kamalova, The Band Who Knew Too Much, Scott Edgar and The Universe, City City City, My Disco, TZU and Julie O’Hara, as well as many more.

In 2003 Eamon was the youngest finalist in Australia’s most prestigious jazz competition, The Wangarratta Jazz Awards and in 2010 Eamon won the Wangarratta Jazz Award for Brass

In 2006 Eamon toured Scandinavia with The Band Who Knew Too Much, where his original composition "Princess Mary" won many fans among the Danish locals. Also while in Denmark he won the 'Jazz Pris' at the Femoe Jazz Festival.

Eamon has toured Iceland with The Hoodangers, Russia with and Zulya Kamalova, and Germany, Ireland Italy and Switzerland with Irish band Grada.

Eamon has also completed dozens of Australian tours with numerous groups, most notably, the award winning and internationally acclaimed; Flap!

Elyas Khan

Elyas is an art rock composer, musician, and performer. A powerhouse on stage, with a talent for “taking the spiritual and making it gleefully profane”, Khan draws influences from his UK-Indian/Pakistani heritage and his creative upbringing in the NYC art, theatre, film and music scenes to form a musical style that reflects his own cross- global cultural identity.

Performing both solo, and with his bands Nervous Cabaret, and Gentlemen & Assassins, Elyas has shared stages with Amanda Palmer, Animal Collective, Coco Rosie, Anthony & The Johnsons, Sonic Youth, Nouvelle Vague, 17 Hippies, Tarif de Haidouks, Alain Bashung, Jamie Lidell, and many others, while touring the US and Europe including major festivals.

Evelyne Allard

Evelyne has been a core ensemble member of Strut & Fret’s acclaimed international

theatrical sensation LIMBO since 2013. She specialised in aerial hoop at the National Circus School of Montreal. She has worked with renowned Swiss director Daniele Finzi Pasca performing in operas Pagliacci and L’amour de loin;  and with Cirque du Soleil where she was the original cast member of Corteo. She was also an original cast member of Cirque Éloize and Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s production Nebbia.

Evelyne is accomplished at aerial chains, chandeliers, “étoile”, boleadoras, Spanish web, trapeze, tango and the piano accordion.

Heather Holliday

A New York City native, Heather Holliday started her career as a high school intern at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. As a teenager, she held the title of being the Youngest Female Sword Swallower in the world.

She has toured nationally and internationally with the Brothers Grim Sideshow in 2007 and 2008, and with the Pretty Things Peepshow since 2009. She debuted her latest show in Edinburgh, Scotland called The Curious Couple from Coney, with partner Donny Vomit at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is featured on the label of Sword Swallower beer by Coney Island Lager.

This vintage beauty has been seen eating and breathing fire and swallowing swords in music videos for 50 Cent and Rick Ross, television shows around the world, and hosted the MTV Iggy show on MTV.

Hilton Denis

Hilton Denis is a regular dancer for Timomatic – performing at live and televised events both nationally and internationally including concerts with Janet Jackson, Salt-N-Pepa, David Guetta and Flo Rider and the El Evento 40 Radio Festival in Mexico.

Hilton’s professional career began early and he appeared on television in All Saints, the telemovie The Potato Factory and in the musicals Show Boat and Oliver!

Recent theatre credits include the Australian tour of West Side Story.

Hilton appeared on the premiere series of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Other television credits include Farscape and performances on Australia’s Next Top Model, MTV Video Music Awards and The Helpmann Awards.

Hilton has worked with many of Australia’s leading choreographers with stage credits including; Le Grand Cirque, Dolly Teen Choice Awards, Dream Ball, Billabong- Girls Get Out There Tour and Yeosu Expo. He has appeared at live and televised events as a regular dancer with Natalie Bassingthwaighte and in her music video, Alive.

Marco Motta

Brazillian aerialist Marco Motta is a self-taught break dancer and contortionist. He has performed with Toom Pak Reciclart 2.0, Clan Destino Cabaret and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.

Most recently, Marco was invited to compete in the prestigious 38th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain where he was awarded a Special Jury Prize for his Aerial Contortion act.

Mick Stuart

Mick Stuart is a self-taught artist who began playing in bands and as a solo from the age of 12. He explored a range of instruments including the drums, bass, guitar and saxophone, until at the end of 2009, he designed and built his own instrument, The Polymba.

Along the way, Mick performed in many bands, including Eddie Perfect & The Renovators, Sunchasers, Chris Gudu Zimbabwean band, Rumpunch, and more recently with Green Man Theory as his newest Polymba-based project.

Mick featured in the multi Helpmann award winning Keating! The Musical for 2 years as lead guitarist and saxophonist as well as the part of Cheryl Kernot. He also performed as the bass player in Eddie Perfect’s musical Misanthropology for its entire run throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Mick was also performed in Legs on the Wall’s My Bicycle Loves You and The Arrival with Ben Walsh and the Orkestra of the Underground. Mick has appeared on countless Australian albums including releases by Urthboy, Hermitude and Max Sharam.

Mikael Bres

Mikael graduated from school in Avignon, in the South of France with a major in literature and art. After a year of preparation he auditioned for ESAC – the college of circus arts in Belgium. He was accepted and learned to master the Chinese Pole as well as acrobatics dance and theatre during his three years there.

Since leaving, Mikael has travelled the world with circus companies including Circle of Eleven and Cirque Du Soleil. Throughout his travels he has also taught himself to sing and beat box and play guitar and saxophone. Mikael can also speak English, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Mandarin, Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish.

Nicolas Jelmoni

Born and raised in Monaco, Nicolas grew up doing gymnastics and diving. Always passionate about circus, performing and being on stage, he joined the San Francisco Circus Center for two years before moving to Montreal at the National Circus School where he met Charlotte and graduated in 2014.

Nicolas has performed with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and 7 Fingers; and at The Box in London and in the Music Box Theatre production of Pippin on Broadway.

Hi is a skilled performer specialising in Hand to hand, Cyr Wheel, Banquine, Juggling Chinese Pole, Duo Trapeze


Silver award – Audience Choice – Special prize of the National Council 2016

Winner – Casino Theatre Winterthur Award – YoungStage International Circus Festival, Basel, Switzerland 2015

First runner up - Gypsy of the Year award, Best on Stage Performance – New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway

Rémi Martin Lenz

Acrobat Rémi Martin Lenz graduated from Berlin’s State School of Circus Arts in 2007 where he specialised in Chinese Pole. Since then he has travelled the world performing at the Wintergarten Variety Show, GOP Variety Theater, Chamäleon Theatre, La Clique, Sziget Festival and Cirque du Soleil.

In 2012, Rémi performed as part of the annual Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth II. He was awarded the Silver Medal at Solycirco International Circus Festival in 2009 and the Bronze Medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2010.

Most recently, Rémi was credited with the creation of Life is a Rehearsal, a physical comedy production with his company Liar Collective. 

Scott Maidment

Founding director of Strut & Fret Production House, Scott has worked in the performing arts and events management industry for over 24 years.

Past directorial credits have included, LIMBO, Cantina, Fear & Delight, Tom Tom Crew, Feasting on Flesh, Dream Menagerie, A Company of Strangers and the Secret Death of Salvador Dali.

Scott's work frequently combines theatre, circus, aerial and spectacle. His internationally acclaimed creation LIMBO recently celebrated its 600th performance at the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Scott has produced major events and precincts for Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Kermezzo(o) (Brussels) and Adelaide Fringe.

Most recently, Scott was part of the creative team for Madonna's Rebel Heart World Tour and was invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s 2015 birthday party in the Hamptons.

Sxip Shirey

Gene ‘Sxip’ Shirey is an electric-acoustic oriented composter and performer from Ohio currently residing in New York City.

Sxip’s musical experimentation began when asked to compose for Ohio University’s modern dance department. Since then he has performed around the world, from underground clubs in Brooklyn (Rubulad) to presenting at TED (solo performance), across Europe (The Luminescent Orchestrii) and the Sydney Opera House (The Daredevil Opera Company). Sxip also wrote the music for Neil Gaiman's short film Statuesque and recently opened the Evelyn Evelyn international tour with co-creators Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley.

His work utilizes found objects, traditional instruments, computer and re-imaged instruments such as Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonicas, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles and a clutch of curious objects.