Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, London, Hertfordshire

6th April to 1st October 2023

Les Enfants du Paradis, will take inspiration from French Romanticism in the mid-19th Century.

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The Les Enfants du Paradis tour will open on 6 April at Fennells Farm, Stroud, the home of Giffords Circus in the Cotswolds, before touring to 13 venues, with the bonus of an extra week in London at Chiswick House & Gardens.

Award winning and internationally renowned production designer takis, whose elegant work has graced the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, will once again create lavish sets and period costumes that will transport audiences to a magical – and unexpected – world under the canvas of the big top.

Tweedy the clown has been at the heart of Giffords Circus for over 15 years, bringing new comic routines and skills to the show each year. At the centre of the story and action, he makes a welcome return in Les Enfants du Paradis, with his unique brand of slapstick comedy guaranteed to have everyone in stitches.

Tweedy will be joined by actor and singer Michael Fletcher, who previously starred in Giffords Circus shows Xanadu in 2019 and The Feast in 2020. New acts for Les Enfants du Paradis include Antony Cesar, an exciting 20-year-old aerialist who won the golden buzzer on ‘France’s Got Talent’ in 2020. Antony’s parents are artistes Pat Bradford and Kate Smyth who appeared in early Giffords Circus shows with their hand-balancing act, Kate is also Giffords Circus choreographer.

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Also starring in Les Enfants du Paradis are:

Sergi Buka, an amazing illusionist, shadow artist and lanternist who will perform a poetic Chinese shadow act. The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) – a dynamic high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy’s oldest circus families. Amanda Sandow with her beautiful liberty pony act. Foot juggling and aerialist artistes Romy and Alex Michael. The Luna Girls – aerial hoop duo Marina Alvarado de Luna and Markia Ashley Gould.

The Ethio-selam Troupe, a very exciting Ethiopian acrobatic troupe, who will perform the double Chinese pole. The Ethio-selam Troupe are managed by Bibi and Bichu, Giffords alumni and jugglers who appeared in more than 10 Giffords Circus shows and were adored members of the circus.

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Giffords Circus 2023 tour will be calling at the following venues, and tickets are on sale for all venues...

6th - 17th April 2023
Fennells Farm, Stroud, Gloucestershire

20th - 24th April 2023
Frampton Court, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucester

27th April - 8th May 2023
Daylesford Organic Farm, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

11th - 15th May 2023
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, near Cheltenham

18th - 30th May 2023
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

2nd - 19th June 2023
Chiswick House and Gardens, London

22nd - 26th June 2023
Home Farm Live, Elstree, Hertfordshire

29th June - 10th July 2023
Evenley Wood Garden, Evenley, Northamptonshire

13th - 24th July 2023
Stonor Park, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

27th July - 7th August 2023
Barrington, nr. Burford, Oxfordshire

10th - 21st August 2023
Minchinhampton Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire

24th August - 4th September 2023
Marlborough Common, Wiltshire

7th - 18th September 2023
Stratton Meadows, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

21st September - 1st October 2023
Fennells Farm, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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