Between 2012-2016 I produced the circus and cabaret big top for Chelmsford City Council’s Fling festival. The show which was held in a stunning four king pole big top was the flagship event of the festival and it was an honour to be asked back to produce it year after year.
The show consists of circus and contemporary cabaret artists which are stars of the scene or upcoming local acts. As cabaret acts are only around 5 minutes long each, we would deal with over 30 entertainment changes in one day so stage management is fast-paced, to say the least! The programming is also challenging with so many acts which need to follow on from one another in specific ways.
As areas like Chelmsford aren’t spoiled for choice with arts experiences as cities like London and Bristol are, they audience are hugely appreciative with many of them staying in the tent from the moment it opens to the moment it closes and adoring every minute of the show, which makes it a very rewarding production to work on.