Theatre and Circus highlights

With everything from hypnotists, acrobats and comedians, to poets, magicians and sword swallowers, there was a huge variety of entertainment on offer in the Theatre and Circus fields this year.

Alongside the area's nine large venues - which include the Circus Big Top, Cabaret Tent and Astrolabe Theatre - there are a variety of smaller stages and riser stages, with alfresco performances from the many walkabout acts taking place in between.

On Friday, we managed to squeeze into the Cabaret Tent to watch The Infinite Monkey Cage presented by Brian Cox and Robin Ince. The show explored the science of music with the help of musicians KT Tunstall and Nitin Sawhney, comedian Matt Kirshen and scientists Lucy Cooke and Trevor Cox. The show was full of interesting stuff about acoustic engineering and how music evolved, and ended with a great song from KT Tunstall.

We exited the tent with heads full of soon-to-be- forgotten facts and soon after stumbled across Lekiddo - Lord of The Lobsters performing on the Summer House Stage. With a set full of catchy pop songs and lots of audience participation, Lekiddo provided the perfect antidote to the increasingly muddy conditions.

Later that afternoon, we climbed to the top of the 'new and improved' Tor View Lookout, which gave spectacular views across the Festival site and the valley beyond.

Glastonbuy Festival 2016 Theatre and Circus fields

The Other Stage and Glastonbury Tor

Our other Theatre and Circus highlights over the weekend included the Bill Ferguson's very funny juggling act in the Circus Big Top, the New York Brass Band, Andy Marshall's rendition of 'That's Life' in Crooner's Corner, helping to build a full size replica of St Michael's Tower out of cardboard boxes (the real one sits on top of Glastonbury Tor), and the DJ in the Theatre Bar late on Sunday night who got everyone dancing on the tables with an inspired selection of 90's Britpop classics.