Although the Circus performance that you
will see lasts just under two hours, the Circus planning for this will have
started some 18 months to 2 years prior, with the booking of the site that
the Circus will visit.
The winter monthís preceding the visit is the time that the production is
planned and the Artistes are chosen from the various countries and hundreds
of videos received for the dexterity and particular skill of their individual
The Circus equipment is painted, vehicles tested, lighting checked, wire rigging
replaced and new costumes tailored. All the equipment you see at the Circus
is manufactured by the Circus team themselves, as Circus equipment is unique
in its requirements.
Once the 36-week tour is under way, the Circus will pre-advertise its visit
to the town with newspaper advertising, radio coverage, and distribution of
some 1500-2000 posters and 50,000 advertising tickets per week. The Circus
will travel some 2000 miles each year, visit around 50 towns and consume about
2,500 litres of fuel per week on generators and transport. Once at the venue,
the Circus will "Build Up" in approximately 4 hours and dismantle or "Pull
Down" in about 2 hours and then disappear as magically as it arrived.
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