Category - The Hooley


April 15th 2021

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” W B Yeats

Giffords Circus is delighted to announce that all tickets to its highly anticipated show The Hooley are now on sale ahead of its opening on 19th May 2021, in Stroud. The Hooley comes from the imagination of Giffords Circus founder Nell Gifford who dreamt up the show with Director Cal McCrystal.

“There will be flying fairies, naughty leprechauns, wild horses, Celtic music and dancing that will create the most joyful Irish shindig. Nell and I had a great time planning The Hooley and as an Irishman I am delighted with our theme this year. I can’t wait to start rehearsing what promises to be the most magical and poignant show to celebrate our 21st year.”  Said director, Cal McCrystal.

Giffords Circus continues to push the boundaries of circus artistry by combining high production value with creative flair and attention to detail, with acclaimed production designer Takis bringing his magical touch to the production with our biggest set ever.

The Hooley stars Tweedy the Clown, Nancy Trotter Landry, Lil Rice, Rebecca Musselwhite, and Duo Imagine, with live music from the Giffords Circus band directed by musical director James Keay. Following the show Giffords unique travelling restaurant, Circus Sauce, will be open serving three-course hearty locally-sourced seasonal feasts and new for this year – there is a licensed bar and all socially distanced.

Giffords Circus The Hooley UK tour opens on the 19th May 2021 and runs until 26th September 2021, click here to see all the show dates, times and venues and to book your tickets