• Rollercoaster by Wes Peden
  • Rollercoaster by Wes Peden
  • Rollercoaster by Wes Peden
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Ultra-modern, pop-punk juggling by Wes Peden
Surrounded by huge inflatable blue structures and accompanied by electro beats composed of distorted rollercoaster sounds, Wes Peden performs original tricks inspired by rollercoasters and their high-tech seatbelts. A spinning plate ceremony becomes a celebration of the great rides of the past; an epic 3 ball disco juggling evokes the evolution of rollercoasters; a 4-meter transparent tube turns into a path around Wes’ body to make balls flow through loops, helixes, and corkscrews.

Rollercoaster twists theatrical rules to create a safe space place to perform some of the most difficult and unique juggling ever done on stage! 


"Wes Peden is a terrific artist who takes the audience on an extraordinarily rich voyage." Télérama


Direction & performance: Wes Peden
Music: Original music by Mika Forsling
Set design: inflatable structures by Félix Chameroy
Lighting Design: Vilhelm Montán Lindberg, Joel Johansson & Zoe Hunn
Light and sound operator: Florence Schroeder
Costumes: Maria Peterson
Outside eye: Florence Schroeder and Viktor Gyllenberg
Tour Booking and administration: Gandini Juggling
Images: Fahimeh Hekmatandish


Premiere: February 2022
Set-up: indoor, front on

Stage dimentions: Rollercoaster is made for a black box theatre that seats up to 500 people. It requires elevated frontal seating, a well-stocked light rig, and a sound system. The stage must be a minimum of 7x6 meters with a ceiling height of 6 meters to the lowest hanging light.

Full technical rider available on demand. 


Rollercoaster is produced by Wes Peden and Gandini Juggling
Funded by: Stockholms Stad and Konstnärsnämndens, Sweden.
With the support of: Riksteatern, Subtopia, Burnt Out Punks, Cirkusflätan, NyCirkus Öst and Agora, Sweden.

Credit picture: Fahimeh Hekmatandish