Giffords Circus 2022 is taking place at various venues throughout the UK from the 14th April - 2 October. The travelling circus is in Gloucestershire for the following dates -
Fennells Farm, Stroud: 14 April - 25 April 2022
Daylesford Organic Farm: 6 - 16 May 2022
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe: 19 - 30 May 2022
Frampton-on-Severn: 4 August - 8 August 2022
Minchinhampton Common: 11 - 22 August 2022
Stratton Meadows, Cirencester: 8 - 19 September 2022
Acclaimed writer and director Cal McCrystal, returns to the helm for the eleventh year following the success of last year’s The Hooley, along with veteran Giffords musical director James Keay and award winning set and costume designer takis, to faithfully continue circus co-founder and producer Nell Gifford’s extraordinary vision.
Along with Tweedy the Clown, a host of international circus talent includes fellow clown personage Adriana Duch, juggler Gordon Marquez, vaulting and pas de deux act the Donnert Family, trapeze artiste Anna Rastova, aerial duo Isabella and Daniela Munoz Landestoy, The - knife throwing - Jasters and acrobats from the Havana Circus Company. Plus live music from the Giffords Circus band.
The word ¡Carpa! originates from the Spanish word ‘tent’ and refers to a removable canvas roofed structure used for a travelling theatre, much like a circus. ¡Carpa! was a type of theatre that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s in Mexico and the southwestern states in America.
Cal McCrystal said “Our 2022 show will evoke the sights and sounds of rural Mexico. I have directed in that splendid country several times. It is a place that I greatly admire. Mexico’s incredible art, music, history, and people will be our inspiration. We are bringing Mexican performers over to join the troupe and with them we will create a show full of skill, humour, turmoil and excitement.”
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