THE GREATEST SHOW

A Handful of Hats presents :

Circus shows from a solo performer as your host and cabaret star, to an array of talented performers to suit your budget and exceed your expectations.

“One Ring Circus” presents:

Meet and Greet Reception with walkabout entertainment, then Compere and Toastmaster for the evening with an award winning Circus Cabaret act of whip cracking stunts, comedy juggling and magic .

Show length : Between the courses entertainment or up to 30 minutes of cabaret carnage,

“ Two Ring Circus!”

Double the fun as your Ringmaster greets your guests with a fire juggling artiste, then he is joined by a balloon modeling Circus Stilt walker during the meal finished off with a two handed cabaret show of uni-cycling skills, whip cracking stunts, juggling, magic and merry mayhem.

Show length: from 20 to 40 minutes

Three Rings and Bigger still!!

The sky’s the limit depending on the the depth of your pocket.. Acrobalancers, Hula Hoopists, comedy Jugglers, Diaboloists, Ariel acts and LED Acts, themed and programmed to suit the occasion.

Please email us with the date, your theme, numbers attending, venue address, timings and budget and we’ll provide a competitive quote and quality acts who we love to work with.

a day at the circus

Specifically designed for fetes, family days, faires and festivals , this celebration of circus arts is an all day PROGRAM of circus acts and a proven crowd pleaser.

Featuring Powerful Pierre Ringmaster Extraordinaire, The Francis Maxey Clown Show , Mrs Merlins Wonder woman Show , an all day Circus workshop and a circus stilted balloon MODELER .

EMAIL AHANDFULOFHATS@GMAIL.COM FOR COSTS AND AVAILABILITY OR PHONE 07875 826773

A fantastic days entertainment! the Mums and Dads and children were raving about the shows as they left , they loved it and the workshop and the balloon modeller , the whole Three Ring Circus Thank you !
— AL, Commercial Director Margam Country Park

The Deeply Dangerous Show

A vintage circus act with a twist, commissioned for No Fit State Circus community, this knife throwing show brings to the stage the “ Daggers of Doom” and “The Fingers of Fear !!”

Steam punk meets Circus punks, wit and repartee springs from a real impalement danger act like never before.

Show timings

“ The Deeply Dangerous Show “ (10 minutes) “The Even Deeper, Deeply Dangerous Show” (30 minutes) includes unique whip cracking stunts and thrills, with or without audience participation.

Other themes available , please ask..

Now that was good old fashioned scary circus entertainment! A great act, thank you so much for taking part
— N, E Cole Creative Director NFSC

The Ringmaster

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Polished, professional and perfect for your event, with international award winning circus skills, and consummate charm.

He has compered international circus shows, corporate awards evenings, weddings, handfastings and starred as “Zidler” in Moulin Rouge stage productions, Huge Jackman” for The Greatest Show on Earth”

Available as Victorian, Edwardian, Kabaret and Wonderland Themed.

His performance and presence was excellent, he is a compelling Ringmaster, an enthralling entertainer and as a compere, held the entire event together beautifully.
— John K. Director No Fit State Circus
Impeccably turned out and cultured, even with very little run through he just knew what to do and he turned our event into a grand three ring circus! Loved him!
— Caroline Shear Syon Park London
Thank you so much for Friday night , it was so much fun, I haven’t laughed so much for ages, it was a pleasure working with you, we had a most incredible evening, it exceeded all our targets and the guests were thrilled to bits.
— Lisa E Events Officer Ty Hafan The Childrens' Hospice in Wales.

One we made earlier …. A circus wedding in the Lake District for Sarah and Trevor.  


 Alice in Wonderland Handfasting for Sam and Lizzy McEvilly, Pulham Dorset. July 2017

 When as a young girl Lizzy was asked by her Mother where she would want to be married; she replied " Underneath that willow tree in our back garden "  " as a Mad Hatters Tea Party ! "

What the Brides' parents had to say> 

Dear Peter, We are sat here on Sunday night having cleared up, ruminating on what was I think the most perfect event we have ever been to. No small part of that was down to you taking charge and enabling us to truly enjoy the special day for Sam and Lizzy. Thank you so very much, you are a special, talented and very kind person.
— Phil and Alyson Weymouth Pulham Dorset (Mother and Father of the Bride)

"Can he marry people?"

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 The simple answer is No, but as an experienced Hand Fasting celebrant he wll develop a personalised Circus Hand Fasting Ceremony to suit you and your event. It is non religious, more humorist than humanist and has proven to be a great success.  

Gala Show Host 

An accomplished compere, he has hosted awards ceremonies for Admiral, ING, Sony and Lloyds Bank and Gala shows for the British Juggling Convention, community circus cabarets, toastmastered for The Round Table and entertained at Royal events.

With years of experience as a Hotelier, Banqueting Manager and professional ringmaster, he is a master of the moment with great presence and charm, mixed with warm wit and a wicked sense of humour.

His voice was described by Gaby Roslin as “liquid gold”, if you need people moved on to dinner, warmed up for dessert, fired up for the first act, he’s the man for you.



Quite simply we could not have asked for a better host for the occasion! my wife and I and children were delighted with everything you did. Much love to you!
— Paul Ralley Groom
You were just most fun person we could of asked for to meet and entertain our guests and they loved the costume too! ,
— Victoria Holt Safe Foundation

Meet and Greet, Stiltwalkers, Hula Hoop artistes and Balloon Modellers also available.

Technical Requirements:

Radio head mic

Level, flat stage (raked is fine)

Minimum space requirements – he’s a big bloke but will fit anywhere

Lighting , even front wash, no spot on board

Free parking nearby

Secure dressing room

Length Of Performance: , However long you need from an hour to a day and more .