20 Dec 2012

Super Simple Thai Recipe

Thai cuisine is a favourite at Gandey World Class Productions HQ, with it's unique flavour combinations which pack a tasty punch, alongside super simple recipes which are surprisingly affordable too. Thai food is a brilliant way to impress at a dinner party, or to whip up for the family as a tasty treat. If you've been to one of the Lady Boys of Bangkok shows in the stunning Sabai Pavilion you may have tasted the wonder of authentic Thai food there and be dying to recreate the flavours experienced at home! Unfortunately though, you can't take our resident chef home with you....But before you become too upset, this is where our blog comes in to save your taste buds day!

19 Dec 2012

Sharing A Smile

The Chinese State Circus are still out in Angola and having a brilliant time performing for everyone who is attending their shows! And boy, is there a lot of people to perform too! Not only is it a great pleasure for The Chinese State Circus to be over there, making history by being the first international entertainment to perform live in over 40 years(!). But it's also been a great opportunity to share a smile and spread a little bit of joy throughout this amazing location. This week The Chinese State Circus have visited two Hospitals which are caring for sick and poorly children, and they have enjoyed every moment of performing to and meeting these brave little treasures. 

18 Dec 2012

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

Continuing exploring the beautiful venues in which some of our shows will be gracing over the next year, we hop over to Shrewsbury and their Theatre Severn. On the 5th and 6th February 2013, the Chinese State Circus will be taking to the stage in this gorgeous West Midlands market town. A relatively new landmark in Shrewsbury, only being officially opened in March 2009, the Theatre Severn is located on Frankwell Quay, which is a beautiful riverside location situated on one of the main gateways to the town.
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17 Dec 2012

Journey To The West

So you're fully aware by now that The Chinese State Circus is kind of a big deal around here. With their 2013 tour already receiving a great number of ticket sales, we thought we'd give you a little bit more of a glance into some of the history and culture surrounding the show. Not only is the Chinese State Circus one of the most awe inspiring live stage shows you can see (and calling it just a 'show is somewhat of an understatement!) but it's also one of the most perfected circus acts from around the globe. Their circus performers are acrobatics who literally eat, sleep and breathe enthusiasm for the acrobatic and skilled choreography of the shows. Acrobatic's has played an important role in cultural exchanges between China and other nations and in the past 35 years, Chinese acrobatic troupes have toured more than 100 countries and regions throughout the world. Their excellent performances were warmly welcomed and highly appreciated by the people of various countries. The Chinese State Circus was an idea started back in the 1990’s after Gandey World Class Productions director Phillip Gandey witnessed a group of Oriental acrobats performing to great acclaim at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival. He was astounded at the quality, depth and sheer diversity of such Chinese Acrobatic Troupes. After working out the logistics of transporting 45 artistes, plus directors, interpreters and five tonnes of props half-way around the world – the rest as they say is history!

14 Dec 2012

Pinch Punch First of the Month

On the 1st of February The Chinese State Circus will be skipping across to Buxton Opera House, continuing their Yin Yang tour! Buxton is a beautiful little spa town in Derbyshire, a stone's throw away from Manchester and situated close to the county boundary, with Staffordshire to one side and picturesque Cheshire on the other. 
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12 Dec 2012

All About Angola!

If you follow the Chinese State Circus on Facebook, then you're already aware that the show has been going down a treat during their d├ębut performances in Angola! The African premier of the production "Mulan" opened on Friday 30th November, and has been an amazing experience for all involved. The Chinese State Circus was honoured to be part of making history - being the first international entertainment Angola has hosted in over 40 years! 

7 Dec 2012

The Chinese State Circus in Edinburgh!

The Chinese State Circus will be in staying in beautiful bonny Scotland for the second venue on their 2013 tour - Yin Yang! After their opening nights at Glasgow King's Theatre on the 29th and 30th of January, the Chinese State Circus will be hitting the Edinburgh Playhouse on the 31st to perform their unique, breathtaking acts of circus wizardry!
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6 Dec 2012

The Chinese State Circus 2013 Tour!

Gandey World Class Productions are proud to present the amazing Chinese State Circus tour dates for 2013! The Chinese State Circus will be kicking off in Glasgow this January for the first shows of their brand new production 'Yin Yang'. Performing at the exquisite Glasgow Kings Theatre on the 29th and 30th of January, the Chinese State Circus will prove to be a family day out like no other - not to be missed!