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Giffords Circus

Bowood House & Gardens


Following new guidance issued by the Government and out of concern for the health and wellbeing of the Giffords Circus Company, their families and you our audience we have today paused rehearsals for The Hooley, Giffords Circus 2020 show. 

The Hooley was due to open on the 9th April in the Cotswolds but opening will now be delayed whilst we continue to monitor and assess the situation. These are strange and unprecedented times, and small businesses, theatres, festivals, events and the hospitality industries to name but a few will be extremely vulnerable. We find ourselves in our 20th anniversary year needing your love and support more than ever.

We have almost finished building The Hooley set, practised the music arrangement and made all the costumes, and it was all looking amazing! So whilst we are incredibly disappointed that we have had to press the pause button, we are all determined to reschedule our 2020 opening – we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please rest assured if you have bought tickets for any of the first few grounds your tickets will be valid for future shows.

Our box office is extremely busy during this extraordinary time and we ask that you only contact them with urgent queries.

Thank you for your understanding and please bear with us as we navigate this unchartered path ahead.

With love

All at Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus is excited to welcome back one of the UK's leading comedy directors, Cal McCrystal to direct The Hooley, hot off the heels of his 2019 Atomic Saloon Show that wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Festival before moving to Las Vegas.

Also returning in 2020 is Tweedy the clown, a physical comedy genius guaranteed to have audiences in stitches who will be joined in The Hooley by Giffords favourites Nancy Trotter and Lil Rice. Horses, fairies, music and dancing will fill the big top for one of the UK's much-loved shows.

The Everyman Theatre operates as an agency on behalf of Shires Entertainments Ltd/Giffords Circus. For queries regarding tickets purchased please contact For further information click here.

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