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  • Writer's pictureLucas Wintercrane

Arts festival circus entertainment from Lucas Jet and Bigtopmania

Earlier in the season I was lucky enough to be booked to do an evening circus show for the launch night of Imagine Watford at Palace Theatre where I provided a little bit of roaming circus entertainment before the speeches and then afterwards my full circus show to entertain the invited guests.

It was suggested at the time that if it went well then I would be booked for the summer festival as well to form part of the arts festival outdoor entertainment. Despite the gravity being particularly strong in the room that night, the show must have gone down well, as I was booked to perform during the festival as well as bring along Bigtopmania’s famous Crazy Bike roadshow.

First up was the Crazy Bikes day where hundreds of children and adults were engaged throughout the evening in trying all sorts of different wacky bikes, recliners, trikes, unicycles, scooters and unrideable bikes.

The following week I was back with my Lucas Jet Circus Show! The crowd built itself and even 10 minutes before I was due to start there was already a semi circle of people sat around building an audience which is usually the main thing I get worried about. The people of Watford were obviously used to being entertained and must be a seasoned audience which could have been a good or a bad thing. Luckily both shows went super well. I had so many lovely children coming up afterwards asking for cards or high fives or just wanting to say hello, it was a really lovely couple of shows and I happened to pick some fantastic volunteers for my audience participation bits. The more circus shows for outdoor events like this that I do, the more I realise how much I love sharing my unique circus entertainment with the general public. Shows and audiences like this are the reason that we practice so hard to get where we are and I was very grateful to the great feedback from the audiences and bookers.

I have to thank Kate Leach from Watford For You for sharing these great photo with me, people of Watford be sure to check out her instagram to keep updated with whats going down in Watford. Also massive thank you to Jamie Arden and Harriet Mackie for booking me, I had great fun and will hopefully see you next year for more shows and crazy bikes. If you’ve got an outdoor event or cycling festival why not get in touch to discuss the crazy bikes or how a circus show might keep your crowds entertained.

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