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Giffords Circus set for sparkling new show

Giffords Circus is set to return with, Avalon, its most ambitious production to date.

Giffords Circus, the UK's most popular circus, returns in 2024 with a sparkling new show AVALON directed by Cal McCrystal.

The circus, described as a national treasure in the UK, is renowned for producing a show worthy of London's West End but in the green fields of the Cotswolds and beyond.

As determined as ever to delight, Giffords Circus will weave together a cast of acrobats, magicians, musicians and clowns from all over the world in a show that combines poetry, music and performing arts, all set on the mythical island of AVALON.

Director Cal McCrystal said: "Giffords Circus is so much more than a circus. To come to Giffords is to immerse yourself in another world and escape everyday life for a few blissful hours.

"Our astonishing mix of thrills, skills, adventure, romance, theatrics and hilarity will change all your preconceptions of traditional circus. You will fall in love with our travelling world of acrobats, clowns, magicians, jugglers, vintage wagons, and entrancing music."

AVALON is a show that will transport the audience to a colourful medieval world of pageantry and Arthurian legend, with lavish costumes, opulent set, and a live band all conjured up by award-winning internationally acclaimed performance designer takis, whose innovative and diverse body of work encompasses West End and leading UK theatre.

2024 will be Giffords Circus's longest ever touring season, with the circus opening at 12 UK venues from 28th March - 29th September, including audience favourites, Fennells Farm in Stroud and Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe.

Giffords Circus welcomes the return of actor and singer Nell O'Hara, who starred in 2023's Les Enfants du Paradis, and magician Maximiliano Stia who previously appeared in 2013's Lucky 13 and 2015's Moon Songs.

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