Our Lives: Runaway with the Circus
The stresses and strains of raising a family are universal, but when you move house every week, life is a little harder.
The Darnell family dynasty has been running a travelling circus for the last 200 years. Big Kenny, the dad and boss, runs the Big Top with his three sons, Kenny Junior the daredevil, Patrick the clown, and Lee the ringmaster. Big Kenny’s sons were all born in the circus – literally. They went to a different school every week and started performing at the age of five. They perform death defying stunts twice daily, and pack their entire life onto a truck every few days to move on to the next destination.
This is an extraordinary look into some extraordinary lives.