Giffords Circus brings back dancing in the ring for 2023 shows

Audiences at Giffords Circus will get to share a dance with the performers in the ring for the first time since 2019, when Les Enfants Du Paradis goes on tour in 2023.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Audiences can dance in the ring with the cast of Giffords Circus for the first time since 2019 at this year's show. Image © Gem Hall.

For the first time since 2019, Giffords Circus is inviting audiences to dance in the ring at the end of the show when Les Enfants du Paradis goes on tour during spring and summer. 

It has been a tradition since the early days of Giffords Circus for the artistes to share a last dance with the audience in the ring after they've taken their final bow, before they disappear through the velvet curtains. 

The last show that allowed dancing in the ring was Xanadu in 2019, as sadly the tradition had to be paused for The Feast, The Hooley and ¡Carpa! due to the the Covid-19 pandemic, with the company being thrilled to bring it back for its 'most lavish show yet'.

Les Enfants du Paradis is inspired by mid-19th century French romanticism, promising incredible sets, period costumes and a magical storyline. Tweedy the Clown is set to star in the show alongside actor and singer Michael Fletcher, who also performed in Xanadu.

The show gets on the road on Thursday 6 April 2023 at Fennells Farm in Stroud, visiting Frampton Court, Daylesford Farm, Sudeley Castle, Minchinhampton Common and Stratton Meadows near Cirencester on its journey. 

Tickets are proving popular, with some shows at Sudeley Castle already sold out. 

For more information, or to book tickets, call the Giffords Circus box office on (01453) 800200 - and remember your dancing shoes on the night! 

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