The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals
The story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and fairground attractions. Rarities and never-before seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th century - early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families at a time when the most outlandish, skillful and breathtaking acts traveled the world.
Created in collaboration with The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 70 mins
- Benedikt Erlingsson
- Vanessa Toulmin, Heather Croall, Mark Atkin, Margret Jonasdottir