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A coffee break with... Elena!
Our Q&A's are all about giving you the chance to learn more about the wonderful individuals that make up the Gandeys Circus family. For our third installment, we'd like to introduce you to a marvelous member of our Butlin's Skegness cast! She is definitely no stranger to danger - we're excited to introduce to you our crossbow artist Elena!
4. If you
could choose another circus act to perform what would it be?
I'd like to be a trapeze artist!
5. Do you
have a routine or ritual before the show?
Not before the show no, but we do a lot of preparation in between show times and we like to celebrate after a show too (it's good to unwind after you've spent a performance having knives thrown around you!)
Elena and her husband Giacomo are a great duo!
6. If you
were not a circus performer what job would you do?
I really enjoy cooking in my spare time, so probably a chef.
7. How would
you describe the show to someone who has never seen it?
It is VERY beautiful!
8. How did
you join the circus?
My family are in the circus so it's just part of our tradition, I always thought it's what I would do.
Girl Gone Wild by Madonna
A Big Mac!
11. Favourite movie?
Her heart will go on...
12. Who is
your celebrity crush?
I have expensive tastes, so Versace!
14. If you had
the TV remote control what would you watch?
I love watching anything scary so probably a horror film!
15. Do you
believe we really did land on the moon 50 years ago?
Yes, definitely! Why wouldn't we?
place in the world to live?
Spain or Italy. You can't beat a bit of sun!
Elena is currently appearing at Butlin's Skegness for the summer, until 1 September 2019. For more details visit the Butlin's Big Top Circus page.
Celebrating Circus in 'Carlo The 43rd Monte Carlo International Circus Festival began on the 17th January and will continue until the 27th. It's the largest annual celebration and collaboration of circus. Check out the who's won. The costumes are lavish alone!
Gia Eradze presented blue and white angelic acrobats and trapeze artists as a part of the Royal Circus troupe. Here are a few quick facts about the famous festival. - It all began... in 1974 by the late H.S.H. The Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005). He wanted to promote the art of circus by giving spectators entertainment and the chance to appreciate this 'family of underestimated people.'
- H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie...
continues her father's work to this day. She is the now the President of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo and helps create and organize this challenging feat: presenting the world's most reputable circus congregation. Both competitions and galas showcase the very b…
If you've seen The Lady Boys of Bangkok's incredible 21st anniversary production, The Greatest Showgirls Tour in 2019, you'll know that our cast - including some of the world's most beautiful showgirls (who just happen to be men!) - really pulled out all the stops to make this year's show the glitziest and most glamorous yet!
In 2019 we popped the champagne to welcome four new cast members, including Dew, Lilly, Arthur, and the UK's only dwarf drag queen, Jamie John.
They joined popular performers from last year's Wonder Women tour Amy, Bombay, Jennifer, Naomi, Nat, Nikky, Oak, Ole, Mr Sak, Sonya, Steven and Thierry to pay tribute to some of the biggest divas of all time.
Every year we dish out awards for the top cast members... and it's that time again! We've been busy in the office deciding our favourite artistes of 2019, but now it's time for YOU to cast your vote as well, for the People's Choice Award.
All those who vote in the poll w…
Round up Round up!Gandeys Circus has had a phenomenal 2019 spring tour! We have delivered you our 'Greatest Show' yet to 11 venues across they UK already this year. We have taken a few of our best bits throughout this year's production and want to remind you how much YOUR circus gives back to the community. Together, we love to get involved, and help local causes that mean the most to you.
The Greatest Show Tour!
'You've never seen anything like it!'
The tour started with full momentum. Those who saw us beside Aintree Racecourse will remember the exclusive acts, the spectacular Duo Garcia and the Garcia brothers!
Gandeys supported Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Charity This soaring rocket reaches speeds up to 40mph!!! Their acrobatics... above you... at that speed too... AMAZING! These brothers were bendy beyond belief! Newcastle-under-Lyme
This year we performed in the home of the original ringmaster: Philip Astley! From one circus legend to another, w…