18 Aug 2017

Gina's Butlins blogs


Have you been following Gina Morales's Butlins blogs on our Gandey's Circus blog?

Gina - one half of the amazing Las Chicas Morales - has been keeping us updated on her time at Butlins Skegness, and giving us all an insight into the life of a circus performer.

It's a fascinating read! Here's what she's been up to so far!

Week One - From the Top!


Well we have officially been at Butlins Skegness for a week... and what a week its been!


Naturally after a holiday and some time off from work arriving at Butlins and jumping straight back into rehearsals, training, performing and putting on the extravagant show makeup was.. well.. what can I say… we were all slightly out of practice!

So, having settling into our lovely accommodation in Skegness, day one of meet and greet/jump into rehearsals followed suit. These are always exciting, we were introduced by Philip Gandey  (our Creative Director) to all the team – both those on and off stage and then we started getting the show together with our fabulous choreographer Daniel Todd...

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Week Two - Fun Day Monday!  




Well firstly it’s been over a week since my last Blog… and for that I blame my family… Ok I don’t blame them exactly, but naturally as Mum and Sis were visiting I spent a lot less time in my room on my laptop and far more time in Reds, the Cinema and Centre Stage!

Now for many of you, Mondays are a lot of things but fun isn’t one of them! It’s your first day back to work and feels as though the day itself lasts a week. Well for us, Monday is the weekend and we love to make the most of it!...

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Week Three - Practice Makes Perfect!


Well it’s been manic…



Now that everyone is into the swing of things we have all realised there is quite a bit of free time. Naturally in this free time we like to lay in, have tea and biscuits or venture into town for a coffee and browse around the shops…

But we also use it to practice.

This varies for everyone. Some of us go for a morning jog, others do weights or follow a cardio DVD, but you can guarantee that post-show most of the artists are in the circus ring working on new tricks to improve the act, perfecting anything that has been going slightly wrong or learning a whole new skill… by the end of the week we all deserve that cheat day!...