2019 March

All the latest news, direct from Jolly-Mess!

29th March 2019
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Another circus film! YAY!

I don’t know about you, but we’re SUPER EXCITED about what Tim Burton has to offer with his live action remake of the Disney classic, “Dumbo”.

Not only is there a super cute baby elephant with huge ears who can fly using magic, who’s story is one of triumph and courage despite his troubles, bullying, and size, but also the production have insisted upon using some of the finest real-life circus performers from across the globe. One of whom is our friend, Josh Brown, who you’ll see flipping off a trapeze, as well as super talented dancers!

We think this is great, as it will add a real amount of genuine talent, direct from the ground of circus, that only really exists in the circus! Unlike “The Greatest Showman” where we were slightly disappointed to see far too much CGI where real circus performers could have added the talent they’ve trained so hard to perfect.

I think this movie will really embody what the circus is about, when you see fire-performers actually breathing fire, and genuine clown acts, I just don’t think that can be faked. A lot of credit has to go to the Circus Choreographer, a Hungarian man by the name of Kristian Kristoff, known in the industry as “Gentleman Juggler” who brings 30 years of talent as well as multiple Guinness World Records, we are all excited to see how its portrayed!

“And now, I present to you the worlds smallest little elephant, who will spring form the springboard in one spring to the top of the pyramid, waving his little flag for the grand climax, Ladies and Gentleman, I give you…… Dumbo!” – The Ringmasters Voice, Dumbo (1941)


25th March 2019
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To celebrate our 1st Birthday, Showtime Circus would love to give away one of our fabulous personalised jackets, seen here beautifully modelled by our very own superstar, Flippy Whippy!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do, is to leave us a review, and we will choose a winner at random. The winning review will receive a jacket in the size of their choice, with their chosen name embroidered on the front. You have until the 9th April to enter, so start typing, and GOOD LUCK!

Leave your review here


13th March 2019
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It has been a busy week for the team at Showtime Circus, as we’ve opened our doors to the children of  St. Albans at the fabulous Trestle Arts Base, which we are very excited about. However, we have still managed to make time to go and support some local productions, by going to watch two wonderful circus themed shows.

First up, was “Barnum – The Musical” at the Radlett Centre, by The Radlett Musical Theatre Company. This was a great production with some very talented performers who really treated us to a spectacle, including all the usual aspects of musical theatre, with of course, some thrills of the circus too. It’s great that Circus has really grabbed the attention of the public, as we do throughly love what we do, so making it accessible to everyone is our goal too. If you saw the show and loved it as much as we did, then do come along and learn Stilt-Walking, Aerial Hoop, Tight-Wire, and more!

We then popped along to Heath Mount School near Welwyn, to watch a Circus themed dance show by the Cassana Performance Academy, the highlight was definitely the adorably cute lion cubs doing their tap dance. It was a fantastically put together show and I LOVE all of the references to circus and themed songs