Giffords Circus

July 22nd 2021 August 2nd 2021

Giffords Circus – The Hooley

Giffords Circus – The Hooley

Giffords Circus – The Hooley

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” 

W B Yeats 

Come and join Giffords Circus as they return once again to Stonor Park.  Join their dance to timeless Celtic rhythms and drums and get down with the fairy folk as Giffords Circus and going to kick up a Hooley.

“There will be flying fairies, naughty leprechauns, wild horses, Celtic music and dancing that will create the most joyful Irish shindig. Nell and I had a great time planning The Hooley and as an Irishman I am delighted with our theme this year. I can’t wait to start rehearsing what promises to be the most magical and poignant show to celebrate our 21st year.” 

Cal McCrystal, Director

Giffords Circus continues to push the boundaries of circus artistry by combining high production value with creative flair and attention to detail, with acclaimed production designer Takis bringing his magical flare to the production with our biggest set ever. 

The Hooley stars Tweedy the Clown, Nancy Trotter Landry, Lil Rice, Rebecca Musselwhite, and Duo Imagine, with live music from the Giffords Circus band directed by musical director James Keay. Following the show Giffords unique travelling restaurant, Circus Sauce, will be open serving three-course hearty locally-sourced seasonal feasts and new for this year – there is a licensed bar and all socially distanced. 

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Detailed Instructions

Conveniently located between the M4 (J8/9) and M40 (J6) in south Oxfordshire, Drover’s Hill is a 10-minute drive from Henley, an hour from London, 40 minutes from Oxford and Heathrow and half an hour from Reading. The nearest station is Henley-on-Thames and there are taxis are available there.

You’ll find Drover’s Hill at Stonor on Coxlease Lane, between Fawley Bottom and Southend. Please use postcode RG9 6JL or mondays.wolves.noun on what3words, and remember that the hill can’t be accessed from the main entrance to Stonor Park.

If you’re approaching from the east on the M40 motorway, please ignore your sat nav if it tells you to exit at Junction 4 or 5 - this will add up to an hour to your journey. Please only exit at Junction 6