Acclaimed writer and director Cal McCrystal, returns to the helm for the eleventh year following the success of last year’s The Hooley, along with veteran Giffords musical director James Keay and award winning set and costume designer takis, to faithfully continue circus co-founder and producer Nell Gifford’s extraordinary vision.
Along with Tweedy the Clown, a host of international circus talent includes fellow clown personage Adriana Duch, juggler Gordon Marquez, vaulting and pas de deux act the Donnert Family, trapeze artiste Anna Rastova, aerial duo Isabella and Daniela Munoz Landestoy, The - knife throwing - Jasters and acrobats from the Havana Circus Company.
Plus live music from the Giffords Circus band. The word Carpa! originates from the Spanish word ‘tent’ and refers to a removable canvas roofed structure used for a travelling theatre, much like a circus.
Carpa! was a type of theatre that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s in Mexico and the southwestern states in America.
The UK tour opens at the Circus’s HQ in Stroud, before touring the UK taking in all the favourite venues such as Bowood House & Gardens, Daylesford Organic, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, Chiswick House & Gardens, Stonor Park, Barrington, Minchinhampton Common, Marlborough Common and Stratton Meadows in Cirenceste
Tickets from £15 to £32
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Booking Advised
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- Family Fun
|2024 (17 Sept 2024 - 27 Sept 2024)
* Various dates throughout the summer, see website for details