Circus Brighton | News Blog | 2014
Well rehearsals are in full force as we put together a new show fit for the kings and queens at Maycroft Manor in Brighton, we thought we'd have a nice change to the drum and bass music and go for some more traditional tunes.After lots of research (done on Facebook obviously!) we came up with the following set list: Drumming for the body burning setSinging in the Rain for Lily's solo fire poi performance (she just had to keep from doing her tap routine to this one)Little Bitty Pretty One for Toxi's LED hoop solo piece (we all waved our hands Matilda style!)Eternal Remix for our fire hoop routineAll About That Bass for our brand new staff routine (see video)And not forgetting some Johnny Cash 'Ring of Fire' for our fire ropes finale!
So much fun filming with Channel 4 'Four In A Bed' show. We had to hide as we brought in our kit to set up before everyone arrived so as to get the best reaction as eveyone walked in to see they would be doing circus skills. Which of course had to be filmed twice for that perfect reaction. We'd roped in Neilon to do a human pyramid with them and were told to bring our kit to do circus skills afterwards. They decided on balloon modelling as a fun skill to learn and Lily took to the stage to teach everyone the basic balloon dog before judging them all 'Crufts' style and having a whale of a time!They only ended up using Neilon's human pyramid and our arrival and performing shots but a bloody good day was had by all and we got new costumes and jackets out of it as well - see if you spot us in our new rainbow outfits!
We were commissioned to create 4 brand new shows which included two new circus shows for a private festival weekend and jumped at the chance! The first show sees all our circus performers being stuck on the M25 and not being able to arrive, we wanted to keep it realistic, and so our ringmaster and sweeper needed to enlist the help of the audience for the show - this went down a storm and we had so much fun rehearsing it (and Lily had to step in to tell everyone off for getting a bit too frantic in rehearsals!)The second show was along a more traditional line, we kept the clown/ringmaster relationship and added glow shows, multi hoops and even fire performances for this amazing mini big top tent show. Check out the video, we can't wait to roll these new shows out for everyone to enjoy. Alongside a Swashbuckle Show and Fairy Pantomime all written by Lily we've had a busy year! To book please see: Show Page