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!
*Please be aware that our 1pm performance on 12th Aug, 27th Aug, 9th Sept, 16th Sept is on a move day. The Front of House options are limited but food, drinks and merchandise available.
From Stroud, take the Bisley Road towards Lypiatt and Bisley for approximately 2.5 miles. Fennells Farm is on the left opposite Lypiatt Park.
Sudeley Castle is situated near Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46), 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5.
From Cheltenham take the B4632 signposted Prestbury and Winchcombe, this will take you over Cleeve Hill into the town of Winchcombe, follow the brown tourist signs to Sudeley Castle down Vineyard Street and up to the Castle entrance.
Take the A436 between Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton, past the sign for Kingham follow signs for Daylesford Farmshop.
Eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40. On arrival at Blenheim Palace please follow the “Giffords Circus” signs.
There is NO on-site parking. The surrounding streets offer pay and display.
Take the A4 westbound from the Hogarth Roundabout and follow the brown signs for Chiswick House & Gardens.
There is a small pay and display car park next to the ground entrance. Many of the surrounding roads are residential and restrictions may apply.
Windsor Great Park
The Review Ground,
There is on site parking.
Located between the M4 (J8/9) and the M40 (J6) on the B480 Henley-on-Thames – Watlington Road, Stonor is a 10 minute drive north from Henley. The nearest railway station is Henley-on-Thames and taxis are available from the station.
From Cheltenham take the A40 towards Oxford. Take the turning on the left, sign posted for Great Barrington, just after the petrol station. Follow this road, the Circus will be on your left.
From Oxford take the A40 to Cheltenham, go straight over the Burford roundabout, take the tuning on the right, sign posted for Great Barrington, follow the road.
Take the A419 from Cirencester to Stroud. As Aston Down, go left for Minchinhampton. Drive into the small village of Minchinhampton. The Crown Inn is on the corner. Drive up the road at the side of the pub. Follow the road around. The circus is situated opposite the church on the common.
Marlborough is 10 miles south of junction 15 on the M4, off the A346. The common is at the top of town on the Swindon side by the playing fields.
Take the A417 towards Gloucester. We are on the right by the Mitsubishi Garage, half a mile from Cirencester town centre just before the turning on to the A435 Cheltenham Road.