January- The Greatest Showman Theme continues...
So January is usually a quiet time featuring the tax return and some well needed rest time. It seems 2019 had other ideas!
We kicked off the new year with an awesome full circus show at the stunning Wycombe Abbey. We performed an hour long show twice to the girls at school, firstly to the juniors, then the seniors. It was a really fun show and seeing the girls experience the circus was great. Our Team included an awesome juggler, amazing across duo, illusionist with me assisting, escapologist, Claudia the contortionist, Johnny as ringmaster and myself providing a ‘tasteful danger set’, the girls all wanted me to stay and be their PE teacher! It was a lovely go and we had a great time.
That was the warm up, next came the opening of the Kai restaurant in Manchester. The kai is a stunning Turkish restaurant on Deansagte and we were the Middle Eastern themed entertainment welcoming the early guests before the party started. Johnny kicked off the night with some fire eating and breathing outside then I took over with some sword and dagger balancing and walking the ladder of swords in the main room. It was an unusual event and the restaurant looked amazing, after us they had mirror people to dance the night away.
The very next day we drove up to Edinburgh to guest spot in our lovely friend Elaine Davidson’s Freak show residency at the Banshee Labyrinth- Edinburgh’s most haunted pub. It sure was a maze or little rooms and corridors but I didn’t feel spooked. It was Elaine’s first night and a huge success, she sold out all the seats and has continued to put on a variety show here each month since then, with even more dates added for the fringe in August. We provided our danger double act, with a host of various stunts including walking on lego and broken glass and the chainsaw act. We had the pleasure of working with a very funny juggler, a cunning magician and a fantastic bubble performer who all wowed the crowds with their acts.
From Edinburgh we raced back to Manchester for an early start, a privately hired 1920’s cinema in Wilmslow for a stunning 6th birthday party. The birthday girl had a fire performer blowing fireballs at the entrance to welcome her guests, Johnny hosting and directing the guests, a bearded lady signing the songs from the film and a whole host of circus themed party props. To top it off the film being screened was the sing-a- long version and during every song the lights would lift and our troupe of performers would dance into the cinema and get the kids up and clapping along or performing alongside the movie. It was one I can’t imagine shell ever forget!
We finished off the month in style at a lovely corporate circus themed event, mixing and mingling with guests during welcome drinks then providing an after dinner show in the dressed circus room. Another lovely event and we got to work alongside our friend Roo- a Cyr wheel performer.