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Nell Gifford

Creator, Artistic Director and Producer of Giffords Circus

Nell Gifford is director and creator of Giffords Circus.

She is a published writer and a professional circus performer. Collaborations to date are Caravan and Yasmine a Musical, War & Peace @ the Circus and The Saturday Book.

In 2011, Nell Gifford won the inaugural Groucho Maverick Award. The £10,000 prize was set up to celebrate an individual who has “broken the mould in the arts within the last year” and the judging panel regarded to be a cultural “maverick”.

Collaborations to date

  • The Saturday Book

    ALBUM OUT NOW – Giffords Circus’ 2012 show, directed by Cal McCrystal. Composer and musical director Sarah Llewellyn led a 10 piece live band with a toe-tapping and tantalizing score to accompany Giffords’ most glamorous show.

  • War and Peace @ the Circus

    Giffords Circus’ sensational 2011 adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace @ the Circus toured England and Wales for 5 months. A fantastic 15 piece live band drove the action with an original and vibrant score by Sarah Llewellyn.

  • Yasmine a Musical

    The sell-out 2010 Giffords Circus production ‘Yasmine a Musical’ toured around South England and Wales from May to mid September featuring a swinging new score written by Sarah Llewellyn with lyrics by Gaynor Winstanley

  • Caravan

    The spectacular and magical Giffords Circus recruited Sarah Llewellyn as musical director for their critically acclaimed 2008 show, ‘Caravan’.