Welcome to the Circus


Group – Hurstpierpoint Juniors

Date – 25th March 2023

Time – 17.00

Written by Aaron Tonks

Performance Rights courtesy of Aaron Tonks

Directed by Clare Jarvis

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls of all ages, prepare to be amazed! Prepare to be dazzled! Be stunned by our human cannonball, be thrilled by the perilous leaps of our acrobats and expect the unexpected as we take you on a journey full of mystery, suspense and wonder.

The travelling circus troupe find their ring master Lord George dead. Everyone has a motive, everyone was in the room, and everyone is a suspect… but who did it?

When I first read this play, I knew this group would have a lot of fun working on it. Every character is colourful and challenging and each young actor has been able to really get their teeth into a role!

This show hasn’t been without challenges, as there is a lot more dialogue than last year’s and all actors have had a lot to learn. Due to this I have had to really push them in rehearsals, but they have all risen to the task and thrown themselves into the play with energy and vigour.

This group is always a lot of fun to work with and there is a great deal of talent and commitment within the cast. I am very proud of how hard they have worked and the characters they have created, and

I hope they are too!

Enjoy the show!

Clare Jarvis



Annie Aria Young

Brick Sam Budibent

Freddie Cian Currie

Lord George Lee Ballantyne

Grock Floella kearney

Herman Ollie Jutson

JoJo Albie Budibent

Lilian Alina Shevelko

Samuel Kamen Karamfilov


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