Giffords Circus, Cotswolds
“I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing-up box and a tent, and that was Giffords Circus.”
-Nell Gifford 1973 – 2019
Celebrating 20 years….
To celebrate Giffords Circus’ twentieth year, 100 unique coins have been hand forged by the Giffords Circus trolls. Tweedy the clown will hide the coins at the circus grounds and some of the places detailed in the map. The coins will be hidden to coincide with the circus arrival at each ground and clues to their whereabouts will be shared on social media. Coins won’t be buried and it will provide a fun family activity to search for them, a little like geocaching.
The Hooley is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Giffords Circus. Nell wanted it to be a showstopper and it will be just that. So come and join our dance to the timeless Celtic rhythms and drums and get down with the fairy folk. Tickets are on sale now for all grounds and further information about The Hooley can be found at www.giffordscircus.com
Fairies, Pixies, Trolls and more….
2020 is the 20 year anniversary of Giffords Circus and to celebrate the fairy folk are coming out to play. The cover star of The Hooley is Nancy Trotter Landry, an audience favourite who is returning to the big top together with Lil Rice, Nell Gifford’s niece, and much adored star of the 2019 show Xanadu, where she wowed audiences with her cyr wheel act and lead vocals. There will be fairies, trolls, pixies, leprechauns, wild horses, Celtic music and dancing and all the madcap magic that Giffords is synonymous for. Directed by comic genius Cal McCrystal, with costumes designed once again by takis, The Hooley promises to be a most magical and poignant show to celebrate our 20th year.
Roll up, roll up…
The cover star of The Hooley is Nancy Trotter Landry, an audience favourite who is returning to the big top for the 20th anniversary show. Also returning is Lil Rice, Nell Gifford’s niece, and much adored star of the 2019 show Xanadu, where she wowed audiences with her cyr wheel act and lead vocals. Lil is stepping into the role of producer at Giffords Circus having worked closely with Nell over the previous few years, to ensure that Nell’s vision lives on.
Giffords Circus is once again excited to welcome back one of the UK’s leading comedy geniuses, Cal McCrystal to direct The Hooley.
For tour dates and venues or to purchase tickets across the tour please visit: www.giffordscircus.com