In 2007 I was lucky enough to be invited by the National Centre of Circus Arts (NCCA) to do a creative exchange with second year students in their wonderful premises in Hoxton. NCCA were looking to a handful of directors who had not come from a physical theatre background but had more of a leaning and expertise in text based work to see if together we could explore how to use circus as a legitimate and consistent form of story telling. This was the beginning of my circus adventure. I loved the possibilities that circus offered and the challenge of understanding how a narrative and the presentation of that narrative could be enhanced if told by circus artists. My work on both The Hot Dots and The Arrival came directly out of my collaboration with the NCCA and the work was thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.