Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is not related to Cirque du Soleil, though there are similarities. That said, children will probably find it enjoyable. Adults, on the other hand, will not be so easily won over.
The hard lives of English workers at the dawn of the 20th century is powerfully conveyed in The Hired Man. Credit must be given to Melvyn Bragg's strong narrative and the very effective songs of Howard Goodall.