"Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!" The adventure continues!
Please welcome Award Winning Comedy & Theatre Director - Cal McCrystal - Director of many seminal Theatre, Opera, Circus & Film Productions.
"One Man Two Guvnors" + "Gifford's Circus" to name but two of very many others, which have collectively won him the accolade of being:
"Britain's Funniest Comedy Director" The Guardian.
A wonderfully warm conversation indeed - with a touching tribute also to Nell Gifford in Cal's talking about his long standing Artistic relationship - as ongoing Resident Director with the glorious institution and Circus phenomenon that is Gifford's Circus.
The founder of England’s Giffords Circus, Nell Gifford (1974-2019) wrote: "A good circus is a sublimely existential thing, living acutely and only for the present moment." She also wrote: "A good circus should make you cry."
She created a circus conform to these ideas, a circus with a soul, which understands its purpose. In time, Giffords Circus has generated an amazingly faithful and enthusiastic following in the countryside of the south of England—not a large territory, but Nell Gifford wanted hers to be a "village-green circus." And indeed, Giffords Circus has this unique quality: it takes its audience into a nostalgic world of quaint simplicity and tangible wonder.
“The Good Listening To: Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!” is the Show & Podcast series that features “The Clearing”:
Where all good Questions come to be asked - and all good Stories come to be told…
With some lovely juicy Storytelling metaphors to also enjoy along the way:
The Clearing itself - a Tree - a lovely juicy Storytelling exercise called “5-4-3-2-1” - some Alchemy - some Gold - a cheeky bit of Shakespeare - and a CAKE!
So it’s all to play for!
(…and indeed Huzzah!)