Pip is 2nd generation circus and began his circus career at the age of two. This meant he had pocket money from a very young age. He has progressed to Pip the Clown from performing many characters including Billybang the clown, a young Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars and a comedy hypnotist. He has also appeared on TV in “Kids say the funniest things” and starred as Puck in “A Midsummer night’s dream”
Growing up for Pip meant school from Monday to Friday and then performing weekends with his Dad, Happy the Clown and sister Stephanie at the Happy’s Circus Show. Pip has been immersed in circus all his life. Not only is he an exceptionally funny man, he is also the Technical Mastermind behind both the Red and the Blue Unit Sound and Light systems.
Pip is a multi-skilled accomplished performer and musician whose repertoire extends to comedic pantomime roles & guest appearances on other Circuses. Pip is a Director of Happy’s Circus as well as having the role of Artistic & Technical Director. He has also contributed to both writing, directing and performing at the Easter and Halloween shows at the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth.
In 2013 & 2014 Pip starred at the Hippodrome Circus Christmas Spectacular alongside Jack Jay, undertaking the role of lead comic to rave reviews. In 2015 Pip headlined at “Zippo’s Circus Winter Wonderland Christmas Spectacular” in London’s Hyde Park.
Pip is Director of the Red Unit which is named after Pip’s red cap. Pip runs the Red Unit, assisted by Vikki Clarke.
Pip is going to drive Ringmaster Ross crazy, watch out for loads of mayhem.
Ringmaster Ross began his career in circus studying at the Miskin Theatre in Dartford which taught theatre, performance and personal development. He graduated in 2004 with a Btech in performing arts. He also trained at the Academy of Circus Arts in Newbury and graduated in 2006. His circus skills are many and he can entertain any audience very well with his diablo and rolla balance routines. However he truly excels in the role of Ringmaster.
His career to date has been intense with experience working in Rambo’s circus in India in 2006, performing rolla balance and diablo routines, then taking these skills amongst others across the UK. He worked at Happy’s Circus from 2007 -2010, going on to tour with several circuses, most notably John Lawson’s and Jay Millers circuses where he perfected his role of Ringmaster. Ringmaster Ross and Pip, the clown have been friends for many years, but as we know Pip can be a real handful, so Ross has certainly got his hands full.
VIKKI – Aerial Anchor & Spanish Webb
Vikki began her training in sports acrobatics when she was just 2 years old. As a competitive gymnast, she gained many county and regional titles and also won a British Bronze medal. After retiring from competition Vikki gained a place at Circomedia Circus School in Bristol, here she began training in Aerial Circus Arts. Vikki has been performing onstage since the age of 5 with the Chermond Acrobatic Display Team. Taking part in shows, fetes, galas, charity events and regularly appearing at Disney World Florida. Her TV credits include Blue Peter, ITV’s My Kind of People and as a contestant on the TV talent show Let’s Get Gold. She was also a performer in the 2012 London Olympics Opening ceremony.
Vikki is a highly trained and experienced circus performer. She began in the youth circus ‘Circus Chermond’ and went on to perform at the Hippodrome Circus for many years, as well as appearances in Cirque Du Hilarious and Russell’s International Circus. Vikki is also an established cabaret performer appearing in many venues around the country, including the prestigious Cafe De Paris in London.
ROSS WALTERS – Diablo & Aerial Straps
As a young child Ross dreamed of running away with the circus. He pestered his mother until she agreed that he could enrole in a circus training school. At the age of Eleven Ross was accepted into the Wookey Hole Circus School where he was to spend the next nine years learning every circus skill he could from clowning to high wire until he perfected his chosen specialities. Ross brings his many skills to Happy’s Circus, performing sensational diablo, straps and juggling routines.
He has toured throughout the UK with Circus Hassani, Santus Circus, John Lawson’s circus and of course Wookey Hole. Ross has performed at Glastonbury festival, London Youth Circus Festival, Camp Bestival and Eden Festival. Ross is a multi-skilled highly accomplished performer and we look forward to being entertained.
SCHARON & GIONY – Rolla Rolla & Juggling
Scharon Zavatta is 5th generation circus, the Zavattas are a notable Italian family with French origins, established in 1815, they are one of the oldest Italian Circus Families. Scharon has spent her whole life in circus: growing up, learning life skills, travelling and performing. She started training as a classical juggler at the age of ten juggling with balls and clubs. In 2006 she created a new act: juggling on drums. She is one of only five artists in Europe who perform this act which requires amazing timing and skill. In 2014 she was honoured to be selected as a contestant in Italy’s Got Talent. Scharon has of course worked for the family circus and also circo Togni and Bellicci
Giony has had a lifetime fascination of circus and began training in circus skills at the age of five. He worked for several circuses and travelled to Italy in 2012 where he met Scharon. Together they have travelled and worked with Circo Orfei 2013-2014, followed by 2015 -2016 with Paulos Cicus in the UK, then Cirque Bouglione in Belgium for Christmas 2016. Early 2017 found them working in Eire for Daredevil Circus. This young couple bring vitality and an explosion of sound to the ring at Happy’s Circus