Audiences are eagerly awaiting the return of Giffords Circus for their 2015 summer tour. From May to September, the famous family-run vintage circus will be touring the Cotswolds, South West and by popular demand, into London with their all-new show Moon Songs.
Directed by Cal McCrystal, Moon Songs invites audiences to enter the world of the Victorian Lunar Park, a fairground run by larger than life illusionist and man of magic and mystery, Odoroff, and his Little Man assistant, David.
Firm favourites and exciting newcomers will form the critically acclaimed company who will once again return with a host of highly skilled acts.
This year our famous jugglers, Bibi and Bichu bring their cousins from Ethiopia, all 13 of them, and magician Odoroff tries and fails to command this giant troupe of dancing gymnasts. Clown Tweedy is shot from a cannon and then turns himself into the man in the moon, the bear gallops past on a pony, the carousel horses come to life, the weather in the tent turns wintry, the jugglers are suddenly upside down, the little man laughs and chaos reigns in this topsy turvy lunatic world.
Established in 2000 by Nell and Toti Gifford, Giffords Circus is renowned for its eclectic circus theatre fusion style. They experiment with the circus form, weaving theatre, opera, dance and puppetry into a 90 minute fun filled show. They are always idiosyncratic, beautifully designed creations featuring a live orchestra, clowns, acrobats, horses, handmade costumes and a much loved goose. Giffords Circus shows have amassed a loyal following over the last 14 years and their signature burgundy and gold showman’s wagons and billowing tent have become a summer staple in village greens, market towns and cities.
Moon Songs opens at Giffords Circus’ new HQ at Fennells Farm, Stroud on 15 May. Along the tour, Giffords Circus will visit the following locations: Sudeley Castle, Stadhampton Village Green, Blenheim Palace, Oxford University Parks, Daylesford Organic Farm, The Fox Inn at Barrington, Frampton Village Green, Minchinhampton Common, Marlborough Common and Cirencester before returning to Fennells Farm until 20 September.
For 2015 Giffords Circus introduce a new location to the tour at Chiswick House & Gardens. Performances at Chiswick House & Gardens will run from Thursday 11 June until Wednesday 24 June inclusive.
For a full list of tour dates, locations and to book tickets, visit the Giffords Circus website at www.giffordscircus.com or call the Box Office on 0845 459 7469. Tickets are priced at £22 for adults and £14 for children with the exception of Chiswick House & Gardens. Tickets for these performances are priced at £25 per adult and £15 per child. Under 3s are free to all shows if they are sitting on a lap.
Circus Sauce, the much loved 60 cover travelling restaurant, can be booked after the last evening performance. Supper is priced at £25 per adult and £12.50 per child under 14 yrs. Please note, Circus Sauce is not a licensed restaurant and diners are invited to bring their own drinks including alcohol.