• Giffords Circus: War and Peace

    Giffords Circus, War and Peace | Photo: Gem Hall Photography

    The UK's most charming touring circus, Giffords' 2011 production is, ambitiously, an adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace. Sideshow is intrigued how they'll cope with the book's multi-threading plot and million identically named characters, but maybe it won't matter so much. Last year's Yasmine went a little blurry if you looked all that close, but just entering the tent was like stepping into another, older world – it's the traditional traditional circus: handmade, handpainted, run with love.

    Artists: Giffords Circus