For the third year running, Tabitha James Kraan is proud to be working with Gifford Circus. It has been a great privilige to work together with Nell to design the hair and make-up for the 2012 event.

Being the eleventh annual appearance of this Renowned Repository of Curiosities and Looking-Glass of past and present, expect to see four hand-balancing Russians, a young gentleman wire wlker, the Victorians – a new trick riding act by the Giffords Circus Company, Brian the goose with a supporting cast of eight English dogs and much, much more….

The show is produced by Nell and Toti Gifford and directed by Cal McCrystal and the music by composer Sarah Llewellyn.

As with every tour, Giffords Circus will travel across much the South West with the show, bringing families and communities together to share in this magical circus experience. The tour will start on Thursday 17th May 2012 in Gloucester, travelling through Cheltenham, Broadway, Tackley, Stadhampton, Lechlade, Barrington, Frampton-on-Severn, Minchinhampton, Marlborough; and ends in Cirencester’s Stratton Meadows on Sunday 16th September 2012.

Giffords Circus is now recognised as an ‘absolutely essential British summer experience’. In October 2010, Nell won the inaugural Groucho Club Maverick Award for her ‘contemporary and visionary’ approach to circus performance.

Tickets are £21 (adults) and £14 (under 16’s). You can find more details about shows at