Clowning around at Solihull School

Crazy clowns, daring aerialists and magical illusionists will be making an appearance at Solihull School when the ‘Big Top’ comes to town next month.

Happy & Pip - Clowning around at Solihull SchoolHappy’s Circus, an all-human professional touring show, will bring the exciting world of the circus to the independent day school in Warwick Road on Thursday 18th April.

The early evening event will include hilarious clown tricks and sketches, nerve tingling high bar, rope walk and swing performers, roller roller balance act and ‘edge of the seat’ knife precision skills and target throwing as well as traditional circus refreshments including hot food and ice cream.

Chui-Ling Blake committee member of Solihull School Parents’ Association which is organising the visit said: “We look forward to welcoming Happy’s Circus to the School. It promises to be a really fun occasion for people of all ages.”

Russ Randelle, also known as ‘Happy the Clown’, set up the family business in 1992 and over the years has performed to millions of people.  He said: “I am passionate about the survival of the circus as family entertainment and we’re very excited to bring the experience to Solihull.”

The event is being sponsored by Birmingham-based Wakemans, one of Europe’s leading privately owned construction cost and property consultants.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for children and are available by downloading an application form from

Seats can be taken from 5.30pm with the two-hour performance starting at 6pm.  Parking on the school site is free of charge.

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