Gifford’s Circus Xanadu Relaxed Performance
- Carer passes
- Nearby parking
- Flat and friendly
- Disability Sessions
- Partially Wheelchair Friendly
One of our team is going to the “relaxed performance” on Monday 13th May and the details are below.
We did go to Gifford Circus in September 2018 with a carer pass. We called prior to the event and team were fantastic when we explained our son’s needs. They offered for us to seat behind the allocated “disabled seating” area. They also allowed us to go through a separate entrance and did not queue.
Details about Xanadu:
Roll up, roll in to the stately pleasure-dome for miracles, song, symphony and enchantment. Musicians, horses, clowns and tumblers enfolded in this joyful paradise, with music loud and long – the Giffords Circus caravan will be taking to the road for a 2019 summer of love.
It is midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform. Policemen and a family of out-of-towners get caught up in the celebrations. Will they get in the groove? Nell Gifford builds a pleasure dome and Tweedy has a job in the kitchen as he thought everyone was talking about “Flour Power”. As evening approaches, the ever more chaotic event careers towards a joyful, transcendental finale. Be there or be square!
Details about the relaxed performance:
We are really excited to be trialing two relaxed performances during our 2019 Xanadu tour and have been working closely with the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, who already put on successful relaxed performances of their pantomime.
House lights will be left on, exits will be open, there will be a reduced capacity of seats, the artists will introduce themselves at the beginning of the performance and sound levels will be reduced to provide a more ‘relaxed’ environment. Circus goers will also be able to ‘chill-out’ in a separate space should they need a break.
Review relaxed performance (Monday 13th May 2019):
What an amazing performance which was enjoyed by all those who attended. It was brilliant that at the beginning all those involved in the show introduced themselves which engaged the audience but also put everyone at ease. One thing we love about Gifford Circus is the band, and this year it did not fail. The music, singing and atmosphere was great, but additionally they were quieter which again helped the audience. There were also other discreet touches such as the lighting and there was a policeman character who blew his whistle quietly. It was fantastic for all those attended, and we would definitely recommend you go in August.
The two relaxed performances will be on
Monday 13th May at 1pm, at Fennells Farm near Stroud
Monday 12th August at 1pm Barrington.