With Halloween and Day of the Dead on the horizon, it is time to get your spooky festivities in order. If you have yet to decide what to do then we have just the ticket! For eclectic food and drink blended with a theatrical masterpiece of a party then you need to try out Bourne & Hollingsworth Group’s Dark Circus Party.
Taking place on Saturday 29th October at The Grand Hall St Pancras, The Dark Circus Party is B&H Group’s most theatrical and visually stunning party around. A dark thrilling world is created through beautiful theming and outstanding production. You will literally be whisked away to join the circus for the night.
Step inside the abandoned circus and become immersed in the shadows of the bazaar as you follow the skeletal painted faces through the mesmerising carnival of horrors and stare starry-eyed at the enchanting aerialists as they spin from the ceiling, performing marvellous feats of death-defying daring. On entering the haunted big top, guests will be submerged in a dark and thrilling world where they become part of the entertainment.
The party’s entertainment follows a traditional circus bill, but with a twisted Day of the Dead theme; awe inspiring aerial acts, treacherous trapeze artists and ethereal silks performances are married with traditional Mexican rituals and a Mariachi-lead masked death procession dancing through the festivities. Follow the trail of incense and the soft glow of candlelight, past the empty animal cages and traditional Ofrenda shrine making tribute to lost ones, and enter the sepulchral El Jimador Cantina. Quench your thirst with tequila cocktails served in sugar skulls by mysterious painted faces as the gates of heaven open and the departed are guided back to earth for an agave-fuelled fiesta.
Tequila fans can choose to start the party early and join the El Jimador savants for a pre-party tequila master-class, learning about the history of this Mexican tipple and the crucial part it plays in time-honoured Day of the Dead celebrations. Guests can sip on delicious cocktails, dance to live bands, and marvel at the acrobats performing under the big top in an authentic Mexican boxing ring or pay a visit to the painted wagon for an iconic skeletal makeover.
The dress code for the evening is strict as all guests must become part of the Mexican Dark Circus troupe: think Sideshow Freaks, Queens of the Flying Trapeze, Tragic Clowns, Snake Charmers, Lion Tamers, Ring Masters, Strong Men, Corpse Brides and traditional painted skeletal faces. Anyone wearing jeans, trainers or t-shirts will be refused entry and fed to the lions. So pick a persona, embrace your inner voyeur and enter the carnival of curiosities for a night of abandoned dancing, breath taking performances and a magical Halloween spectacle.
THE DARK CIRCUS PARTY – DAY OF THE DEAD SPECIAL Saturday 29th October, 9pm-3am
Tickets priced at £30 are available through the website or by calling 020 7724 1617
For more information please visit www.darkcircusparty.com #DarkCircusParty