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19th March 2020

Showtime Circus is now “Hometime” Circus 🙂

Hometime Cicrus Houses
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In order to try and inject some fun and silliness into an otherwise quite confusing time for children, showtime circus are now offering circus classes and general silliness from the comfort of your own home. With schools closing, we believe this will be a great way to still be a part of a community and to keep the children’s spirit alive, and also keep them active and entertained during the down time.

Children from anywhere can log on to our classes and join our community, even during normal school hours whilst the schools are closed. Importantly, the VERY first thing that will happen is that they will be sorted into different houses. The activities they complete will be rewarded with points which will go towards our House Cup!

These activities will include some circus skills, family involvement, lots of jokes and more! Most will be physical in an attempt to keep children active, but some will also use their brain power, putting circus fun into wordsearches and even algebra!

We are very excited to be able to offer this as a new way to communicate and keep children active and give them something to do whilst the schools are closed. It will also raise community spirit and keep them happy. For the younger children, we will be reading circus stories and acting them out live for you on zoom, and then we will send over our interpretation of the story using circus skills.

Children in our Big Tops classes and above will be sorted into their houses; Volantes, Gravitas, Sphera and Yactus and will gain points. There are VIP Heads of houses:

Jolly Mess: Volantes

Wacky Wizard: Cactus

Silly Sausage Sarah: Gravitas

Crazy Way Davy: Sphera

Challenges so far have been : tell the best joke, make up a jingle, guess where each house logo derives from and we can’t wait for our ideas to come.

We’re excited and feel fortunate to be able to roll out these classes to our current Showtime Circus family members, as well as to more children who want to be entertained and keep active whilst the schools are closed and they’re spending lots of time at home.


If you would like to be involved, please do just email: rollup@showtimecircus.co.uk

4th June 2019
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Here it is, yet another exciting opportunity for the children of Showtime Circus!

Wacky Wizard has weaved his magic and arranged for the ShowSquad to open the show during one of the magic circles flagship magic nights, “At Home 2019”

These shows are the featured showcase, where the finest magicians and members of the Inner Magic Circle come to show their skills to the public. Wacky Wizard (or Gareth as he’s known at the Magic Circle) has performed here many times, and has been asked to invite the amazing children of Showtime Circus, to come along, open the show on stage, and also watch the remaining magic show, including the tour of building and pre-show parlour magic sets! WOW!

Wacky Wizard has assembled some of his closest and finest colleagues for this evening on Tuesday 8th October, to ensure that you all are in safe hands.


To book your discounted tickets, you must do so via the link, select UNRESERVED SEATS and use the code “TREAT” before Tuesday 11th June, as tickets will then be released to the public at full price! so.. here are the instructions again..

  1. visit The Magic Circle
  3. enter the code “TREAT” all uppercase
  4. do this before Tuesday 11th June

You’ll be able to buy drinks in the venue, all the details are on the site. We will be going for dinner before, so check the WhatsApp group for more information!

Yours Magically

Wacky Wizard, Associate of The Inner Magic Circle 😉 SHAZZAM

29th March 2019

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)