Following the success of our relaxed performances in 2019 we are once again doing two ‘relaxed’ performances during our 2020 tour.
Giffords Circus is delighted to announce that the debut Giffords Circus Cookbook will be published on 26th March 2020 and is already available to pre-order on Amazon.
We are celebrating rolling into Marlborough Common this week with our new show Xanadu that has been playing to full houses throughout the summer. Ahead of the circus opening this Friday, 30th August our clown Tweedy has presented local charity, Charlie’s Charity with a cheque for £1,000 towards their work supporting children to fund their sporting ambitions in the community.
Tweedy, Giffords Circus much-loved and very mischievous clown visited St. James City Farm in the heart of Gloucester earlier today to cause mischief and mayhem. As part of the 21st birthday celebrations Tweedy presented the City Farm with a cheque for £500, a gift from Giffords Circus to be put towards their amazing and inspiring work within the local community, which includes subsidised riding lessons.
Nell Gifford, founder of Giffords Circus has been working with film maker and photographer Gem Hall to create the most beautiful, poignant and heart felt documentary ‘Nell Gifford: Behind the Curtain’.
Launched today at a time of increased media activity, the film illustrates Nell’s life as a mother, circus doyenne, horse woman, entrepreneur, cancer sufferer, and all that it entails. ‘Nell Gifford: Behind the Curtain’ contains archive footage of Giffords Circus and candid interviews with Nell Gifford, all expertly chronicled by Gem Hall.
Xanadu has been receiving the most amazing reviews, here are just a few…
**** The Guardian
“Cal McCrystal brings a woozy vibe to Giffords Circus, though these hippies are versatile performers and formidable athletes” - Michael Billington
An English oak tree has been planted at Sudeley Castle by Nell Gifford, owner of Giffords Circus, who will be in residence at the Castle this May.
We are offering you to win the opportunity to come and see the dress rehearsal for our 2019 tour Xanadu at 6pm on Thursday 2nd May. Director Cal McCrystal leads the company through a three-week rehearsal period in the tent at the Giffords Circus farm in the Cotswolds, ahead of us hitting the road in May.
We wanted to mark the 250th anniversary of circus in 2018 in our own unique Giffords Circus way, so after chewing the end of our pencils, we thought what better way to mark our 2018 tour than planting trees along our route.
Our tour includes some of the most beautiful village greens, parks and estates in the country and we have already planted an oak tree at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester and a ‘Blenheim orange’ apple tree at Frampton Estate in Frampton-on-Severn. We will soon be visiting Blenheim Palace and Stonor Park to plant black poplars, and Marlborough Common and Sudeley Castle to plant oak trees.