Review: Gandeys Circus Easter special in Edinburgh!

I cannot believe I have never been to the circus before. I have been intrigued but never actually gone along. So when we were given the opportunity to review Gandey’s Circus Easter special in Edinburgh, the boys were excited and asked me to say yes! How could I refuse?

What we did?

Waiting for the show to begin
Waiting for the show to begin

When we got there, we got the chance to choose our own seats as although we were booked in the Grandstand, the seats were unallocated. If you are going along, please do arrive early if there are a few of you and you want to sit together. We were quite close to the stage, in fact, all of the seats were close by the stage which made it a better experience.

The Show

Wow, what can I say, from the singing, to the dancing, the comparing and the general over all experience, I have to say I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. There were acts from all over the world and some of the more daring ones were amazing.

Troupe from Cuba
Troupe from Cuba
Springboard action from Cuban Troupe
Springboard action from Cuban Troupe

The whole thing started with a Troupe from Cuba, return with 2 new brand-new acts including the sensational 5 handed springboard act. We were on the edge of our seats. They are fabulous and how they can do that springboard action is such a skill, there were a few moments, I was like ‘Oh no!’

Silk Ribbon Dancers
Silk Ribbon Dancers

Then it was some dancers with silks high in the roof of the big top – We were in awe of their beautiful routines and their connection. Apparently the dancers made television a couple of years back when they got engaged at Gandey’s Circus.

Now the next act we couldn’t stop watching, but OMG, that man can move in everyway possible (although I’m not sure they should be possible.) They call him MR BENDY MAN Aimiri Kisingaji!!! He really is an incredible young contortionist.

After the Interval

Now I have to say my worst ear worm is Baby Shark, I cannot stand it, but it gets stuck in your head and you can’t get rid of it. The clown, Chico Rico, was hilarious, with silliness that they boys thought was brilliant and us adults joined in too. I was even doing the actions – Thoroughly enjoyable.

Motorbikes in an iron thunderdome
Motorbikes in an iron thunderdome

The finale, was adrealine fueled excitement for all. Three motorbikes roar as they race around in the iron thunderdome in the centre of the circus ring at 45 miles an hour and the G Force of a fighter jet!!!

We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon out and even got parked really close by, I’d recommend it if you are looking for something to do this week. The Circus is at Sighthill Park and there is free parking beside the circus top or on street parking across the road.

Disclosure: We were gifted the family ticket for this event in return for an honest review. All opinions are our own.

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