The reviews are in...

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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

***** The Observer

“There is a familiar loved star in Tweedy the actually funny clown, who arrives tugging his pet – an iron called Keith – on a lead: “Sit! Stay!” Lil Rice is a newer glory: unyielding, glittering, with a voice that shimmies through sandpaper, as she spins round the ring spread-eagled in her cyr wheel. And Nell Gifford, queen of the circus, appears on horseback through white clouds of mist to the sound of the Kinks’ refrain… thank you for the days.” - Susannah Clapp

**** The Mail On Sunday

“This year’s offering, directed with panache by Giffords regular Cal McCrystal channels a feel good vibe of flower power and free love, set to a euphoric Sixties beat.” - Mark Wareham

***** The Oxford Mail

“This is the circus for people who don’t really do circuses. It has nothing in common with the big operators. This is circus with a hint of music festival and the sweet flavour of a village fete.” - Tim Hughes

**** The Stage

“The little circus with a big heart” - Neil Norman

Cotswold Life

“On (exceptional) vocals, acting as the night's ringmaster and sporting what is probably the hippest, most sequined suit outside of Liberace's wardrobe (respect to takis), is Michael Fletcher. His vocals really are outstanding (note to self: take a phone book along for him to vocalise some time) and are beautifully complemented by those of Lil Rice.“ - Candia McCormack

**** Spy in the Stalls

“Witnessing the performers having as much fun as we, the audience, created a special bond through the shared experience” - Pippin

The Chiswick Calendar

“Xanadu is colourful, creative and absolutely not to be missed. Even the programme is a work of art.” - Bridget Osborne

Gloucestershire Live

“…you could be rubbing shoulders with stars in the audience - last year everyone from Jennifer Saunders to Davina McCall caught the Giffords bug.” - Jenni Phillips

Seeing Dance

“They’re back and better than ever!” - Charlotte Kasner