A Handful of Hats is the circus company name of Peter Gamble, who’s credentials span the hospitality, education circus and arts industries.

Based in sunny Barrybados in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK, this former chef-hotelier and lecturer has performed across the UK, Europe and the USA in circus, film and TV .

With over 25 years experience and a specialism in character acts with quality costumes, comedy circus acts, whip cracking and charming repartee, he’s achieved international performance and competition awards along the way.

With a training base in Wales. he provides western skills, stunt and performance training at all levels, organises international skills conventions and workshops and will travel anywhere to spread the love of circus.


Testimonials, Quotes and Client lists

The producers were thrilled with everything you did for us over these last four days, our Star guests adored the training and were delighted with the results on film, an enormous thank you to you and your team!
— Calvin Ewing Media Circus for Fox Studios ( Kingsman The Golden Circle )
“Just a line to say “Thank you so much” for all that you did at our wedding, the guests and children adored it all and you were awesome with that whip, and thank you for not cutting my cock off “
— Jake Lewis Swansea
“We would recommend you for any event or event organiser, an excellent professional company with an amazing show!
— Carolyn Murphy Arts Development Manager Crawley Borough Council ( "The Vikings !" Crawley Circus Festival)

Some of the People we've worked for :

Awards etc

Indiana Show Grand Award Winner, European Whip Cracking Championship Czech Republic

International Freestyle Performance Whip Cracking Champion Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas USA

International Silver Medalist Whip Target Accuracy , Bronze Medalist " Skeet Shooting" Texas USA

European Cabaret Act Challenge Winners ( Charlotte Church Show ) London. 

Western Arts Club certified  "Expert Whip Trainer"

Resident Trainer No Fit State Circus

UK National Whip Cracking Champion

International Western Skills Festival Fast Draw Target Champion

Professional Qualifications past and present

Cert. Ed. CMIOSH, FISRM ( Hons) MIH, MIIRSM,

TV and Film Appearances.

See link for filmography.