Giffords Circus tickets go on sale

Tickets for this year’s Gifford’s Circus are now on sale. The traditional circus sets up its big top in the grounds of Chiswick House every year. The new show for 2022 is Carpa!

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.

“Our 2022 show will evoke the sights and sounds of rural Mexico. I have directed in that splendid country several times it is a place that I greatly admire. Mexico’s incredible art, music, history, and people will be our inspiration. We are bringing Mexican performers over to join the troupe and with them we will create a show full of skill, humour, turmoil and excitement.” – Cal McCrystal, Director.

The circus will be at Chiswick House from 16 – 27 June. It is tremendously popular, with celebrities flocking to the opening night in London. Giffords Circus is “the most fun you can have in a tent” says Hugh Grant. “Giffords has an intimacy, charm, innocence that transcends nostalgia” – Max Hastings.

Book tickets on their website.

Image above: Giffords Circus at Chiswick House

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