This time next week, I’ll be at Gandeys Circus with my family at St Sampson’s, opposite the track. We didn’t get there last time, but heard lots of great things about it. This year it’s their Greatest Showmen Tour.
What’s your favourite act? Is it the acrobatic aerial performers, the hire wire walkers, jugglers or the Double Wheel of Death you’re looking forward to? Perhaps you’re looking forward to seeing Europe’s leading female clown or the cheeky ringmaster? I can’t wait for some good old-fashioned fun, mixed in with some stunning, and death-defying performances. Glad it’s them, and not me.
Gandeys Circus has been touring since 1943 and this year is being put on by the family’s fourth generation. And my family’s certainly very excited to be going.
The circus is on here from Monday 14th May – Sunday 20th May, with various performance times to choose from. We’re going to the Saturday matinee, and I’ll do a review of it here, but by then it’ll be almost too late to go in Guernsey… So make sure you get your tickets now. You can book here, or call 0871 705 5507. Alternatively, the box office opens on site tomorrow (Sunday 13th May, 9.30am-8pm).
There are posters and flyers all ’round the island at the moment. If you pick up a flyer you can also get a special deal on the ticket price.
In their words, Gandeys Circus is ‘bringing together world-class performers, new and innovative presentation techniques and unparalleled sound, lighting and costumes, all staged within a state-of-the-art Big Top – it’s no wonder that Gandey’s is now firmly established as the UK’s premier touring circus.’
Just six sleeps to go!