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Clowning Around the Village Hall!

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Sunday Afternoons are usually sleepy affairs: snoozing off lunch, maybe going for a walk, maybe thinking about work the next day but there was no chance of dozing off during Sunday afternoon’s performance by Circus Berzercus! These two talented and highly skilled clowns were such fun to watch. Ostensibly a magic show but with extra nonsense and brilliant balancing acts – how they didn’t knock out village hall lights was astonishing. In our online digital era where everyone wants interactivity, this live performance was perfect, with audience members invited to get involved with the tricks and stunts. It was perfect kids’ entertainment: funny, messy, clever and with plenty of stuff for the adults to enjoy as well. With a party tea included in the ticket price it was also excellent value and made for a lovely family afternoon, whatever your age.

This was the second event at Stinchcombe supported by Arts Council England through the Air In G (Arts in Rural Gloucestershire) organisation. Both have been brilliant entertainment and well worth attending.

The next event will be on Friday 9th February. Called “Tickling the Ivories”, it is billed as ‘a musical romp through a hundred years of comedy song’ which according to my calculations will take in everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Monty Python. Again with light refreshments included in the price this sounds a little more grown up but will, I am sure, be a really great night out so make sure you put it in the diary and buy your tickets.

Jayne Kirkham