A CIRCUS which has celebrity endorsement for its new show is to arrive on Marlborough Common on August 30.

Giffords Circus's show Xandu was described as 'the most fun you can have in a tent' by actor Hugh Grant.

Xanadu, takes its name from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous romantic poem Kubla Khan, where Xanadu is a mythical garden of bliss where anything can happen.

Giffords director Cal McCrystal said: "We have taken this inspiration and turned the tent into a garden full of joy, freedom and flowers where the flower power movement is at its height.

"Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with Shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform.

“I’ve wanted for a while to put on stage the love that our circus community has for each other.

“Xanadu is one big party and we want audiences to engage with their inner hippie and be wowed by the amazing feats of human strength and achievement and be part of something really special.”

Xanadu opens at Marlborough Common on August 30 with two shows at 3pm and 7pm and runs until Monday, 9th September 2019, tickets start from £10 children and £15 adults.

Also travelling with the circus is Circus Sauce the UK’s only travelling restaurant serving lunch and a set three-course dinner after the evening performance. For more information about shows and times and to book visit www.giffordscircus.com or call 01242 691181.