In 2017, Michael Gracey directed one of highest grossing live action musical films of all time, The Greatest Showman. The film is inspired by the story of P.T Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.
The Greatest Showman grossed over $434 million worldwide and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, ‘This Is Me.’ It also won the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
With such success and global exposure, it’s no wonder that the film has had such a massive impact for Circus performers worldwide; resulting in a huge number of requests for circus themed entertainment at weddings, corporate events and private parties.
Since the film premiered in America on December 8th 2017, Live Performers has noticed a huge increase in the amount of enquiries for our Circus acts. The most popular acts being Fire Performers, Aerial Acts, Stilt Walkers and our Free Standing Aerial Hoop. These acts are proving very popular at Weddings, Corporate Events and Christmas Parties, with many clients wanting to recreate the magic and style of blockbuster film. The film has well and truly put Circus Acts back on the map.
The Greatest Showman Stage Show
One of our favorite events was held at a venue in Oxford back in December. Live Performers had the pleasure of working alongside Ace Productions to create an immersive ‘big top’, experience for a client as a part of their corporate Christmas party. The concept was to recreate The Greatest Showman and really make the guests feel as though they were in P. T Barnum’s famous Circus.
Live Performers assembled a star-studded cast to really bring the wow factor of the big top to the event. The guests were entertained as soon as they arrived, as walkabout acts such as jugglers, stilt walkers and sword swallowers had them in awe.
Later in the evening, the circus performers came together with a full cast of singers and dancers in a fully choreographed stage show. The show featured all the big hit songs of the film such as ‘This is Me,’ ‘Never Enough,’ and ‘The Greatest Show.’ The cast included; The Bearded Lady, The Showman, Anne Wheeler, Stilt Walkers, LED Performers, Fire Performers and a Sword Swallower. Our Videographer captured it all on camera and you can see the highlights in the video below.
The Best Greatest Showman Themed Acts in the UK
Circus Performers are an incredible form of entertainment, with colourful costumes, exciting displays of skill and unusual talents. Now that Circus Performers are one of the most popular forms of event entertainment, we’ve created packages and bespoke costumes based on the film so that our clients can have the best Greatest Showman Themed Acts available in the UK. If you’re looking for a show-stopping theme for your event, you can’t do any better than our Greatest Showman Themed acts. Get in touch with us on 07809710285, or alternatively visit our contact page to see what we can create for you!