LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Friday, 4 April 2014

Britain's newest clown runs away with Peter Jolly's Circus

Say Hi to Britain's newest clown, Kyle Samuel - or Clown Jerry as he's now known since running away with Peter Jolly's Circus. The 18-year-old Hereford funny man fell in love with the circus on a visit to America when he was just two years old and says he's been longing to join the world of the big top ever since.

He couldn't have picked a more traditional show to join. Jolly's is the last show in Britain with a big cat act, presented by Thomas Chipperfield.

But what's life like for a young clown in today's circus? I got the full story from Gareth Ellis, better known as Bippo, who's whole family ran away with the circus when he was 9-years-old.

Bippo the clown
- Read the story of the
boy who ran away to join
the circus in
Circus Mania
Read Bippo's incredible behind-the-scenes story, and first-hand tales of jugglers, sword-swallowers, trapeze artists and showmen in Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away With the Circus.

Click here to buy Circus Mania from Amazon.

Click here for more on the Chipperfield tigers.

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