“Giffords Circus is small, cute and always atmospheric, and it mostly tours village greens and farms throughout the summer. The grounds of Chiswick House are a lovely setting for the only London dates for this circus outfit which exudes old world charm, plenty of skilled acts and which often comes with a light-touch narrative. This latest show is set in Hyde Park at midsummer in 1973 and brings together a cast of characters from hippies to county bumpkins caught up in the Summer of Love and the flower power protests.”
Musicians, horses, clowns and tumblers enfolded in this joyful paradise, with music loud and long – the Giffords Circus caravan will be taking to the road for a 2019 summer of love.
It is midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform. Policemen and a family of out-of-towners get caught up in the celebrations. Will they get in the groove? Nell Gifford builds a pleasure dome and Tweedy has a job in the kitchen as he thought everyone was talking about “Flour Power”. As evening approaches, the ever more chaotic event careers towards a joyful, transcendental finale. Be there or be square!