Tom Duffy’s Christmas Circus – A Bewitching Treat For The Whole Family

Duffys Circus Tallaght

Tom Duffy Circus invites one and all to its Christmas Circus spectacular of 2023/24; a surreal, festive pantomime production electrified by an action-packed line-up of circus acts. Hosted at Tallaght Stadium (D24 FNK6) from December 14th 2023 to January 7th 2024, this immersive family experience is set to captivate the imaginations of both its youngest and oldest ring-side spectators; pairing cosy, classic Christmas theatrics with the bewitching curiosities of Duffy’s ultra-modern circus — a memorable and unmissable festive treat for the whole family.

Exploring the fictional wonders of time-travel, this year’s Christmas event follows the heart-warming story of an elf named Happy, on a quest to deliver Santa’s presents on time. But when the festive-phobic Grinch swipes every gift under the sun, a time-travelling fairy Godmother (played by returning Duffy Circus actress, Phoebe Dipple) takes the reins, turning back the clocks to stop Happy’s Christmas disaster from snowballing out of control. With a broken-clock plot twist, Tom Duffy’s Christmas Circus unfolds a magnificent voyage through recent history, travelling from the Victorian era to the 1980s, its vibrant characters impelled to build a new time-machine to stop the Grinch once and for all.

Tom Duffy’s Christmas Circus magnifies the extraordinary; the ineffable wonder of their pantomime production bedazzled by a colossal spectrum of bizarre and mystifying circus acts including contortionists, stupendous springboard jumpers and hair-hanging sensations, supercharged with unmissable performances by the modern circus favourite, Laserman, and the Circus’s award-winning feat: The Wheel of Death.

In the warmth of Tom Duffy Circus new Big Top tent, each two-hour show features a brief intermission to restock on hot drinks, confectionery, candyfloss and a carousel of other festive treats. For its third Christmas season at the Tallaght Stadium, Ireland’s famed Duffy Circus immerses its spectators in its enthralling take on winter wonderlands, ribboning the wide-eyed imagination of the festive season through each element of its performance.

A family-run travelling circus touring through the last three centuries, Duffy Circus’s established productions now feature the sixth generation of family performers, their festive staple of classic-meets-contemporary entertainment studded with world-class acts gathered from all corners of the globe, including Maycon — Duffy’s show-stopping new clown.

Tickets for Tom Duffy’s Christmas Circus are available for booking at

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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