On Thursday evening, Sue and I went to the Circus Joseph Ashton. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a traditional cirus (the last two times was the Cirque de Soleil who are extraordinary but very “arty” which can get tiresome after a while). It was a four-peaked big-top, pitched over grass.
Some fun clown acts (antics with a floppy raggedy-doll were hilarious; a SuperWash 3000 washing machine act which shrunk clothes and people, and a brilliant knife-throwing act that was an enormous joke — I’m being deliberately vauge here since it’s not fair to spoil the punchlines and comic dimensions of these things). There was also juggling (balls, pins, fire sticks), acrobatics, performing animals (dogs, miniature-horses, and some rather reluctant goats). And some contortion/balancing. We had traditional circus “cuisine” — hot chips and hot-dogs, although we eschewed the fairy-floss!
Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A nice, fun evening.