Does Gandeys circus use animals?
About 30 years ago now we decided not to use animals. We turned into more theatrical productions with the latest sound, lights, lasers, big production numbers with dancers.
Is Gandeys Circus good?
As circuses go, and as relatively new audience members to a mainstream circus performance, we found Gandeys to be incredibly enjoyable. Seeing your children’s faces light up watching each incredible stunt, and their delight at the performances and routines is worth the trip alone.
Where is Gandeys circus based?
The Gandey family celebrates Philip Astley, the creation of Circus as a worldwide renowned art form and our rich heritage. The Gandeys can trace their history to the early 1800s, to the family of the renowned Frank Bostock of ‘Bostock and Wombwell’ fame, and still reside close to Leek, the family town in Staffordshire.
What age is Gandeys circus suitable for?
Children under 2 years old go free to the show, however, they are not given a seat. Children are classed up to 16 years old. For information regarding disabled access, please contact the box office 0871 705 5507, as this can vary from venue to venue.
Who owns Gandeys?
The reins of Gandey’s Circus passed to Phillip Gandey after Joe’s death in 1973. At just 17 years of age, Phillip was Britain’s youngest ever circus director and with the support of his wife Carol and loyal team, he helped to produce a show which has grown ever since.
What’s new at Gandeys Circus?
Europe’s largest touring show is back!!! Gandeys Circus will be returning with a sensational new production in 2022!!! An international cast of over 30 artistes, come together to wow audiences in a production staged in Gandeys Big Top of Dreams equipped with the latest theatre-standard lighting and sound effects!
Where was Gandey’s Circus in 1939?
Christmas shows were still a time for family entertainment and so the following Christmas the circus was at the Coliseum in Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth for the week starting on the 26 December 1939. Gandey’s Circus by now had its own tent made of canvas with a single mast, made out of a tree trunk for the King Pole.
What animals did Mary Chipperfield bring to the circus?
Other acts at the Circus were Martin Lacey who brought his six tigers and maned lions. Mary Chipperfield’s four impressive black Friesian stallions, pony and exotic dromedary, reindeer, llama, zeboid (Zebra / Palomino cross) and April, a pigmy hippopotamus that were looked after by David Sherwood.
When did Bob Gandey start training ponies?
In 1903, Bob Gandey now at the age of nine started training ponies with “Lord George Sanger’s Circus” (Lord George Sanger .b. 23 Dec 1825 Newbury, Berkshire / .D. 28 Nov 1911 – Murdered in East Finchley) for the wage of one shilling a week.