The Circus of Horrors
The show that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent and is now a West End smash is back at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place on Thursday 19 February.
The last few years have seen the profile of The Circus of Horrors jump tremendously after rampaging into the finals of Britain's Got Talent and to date it is still the only circus ever to reach the finals.
Its appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name – taking the Extreme to the Mainstream.
Its TV credits now boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance.
Last year saw another giant leap for the show when it began a series of dates in London's West End, becoming the first circus to appear in a West End Theatre for 100 years.
The show started its gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Marilyn Manson and many more.
The latest incarnation, The Night of the Zombie, is set in 2020, in a decrepit and corpse-ridden London, plagued by a swamp of Zombies, and climaxes in an awesome flaming apocalypse.
The story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shocks, all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth - sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, astounding aerialists, a demon dwarf, a Guinness World Record holding ‘hairculian’ hair hanging beauty, Sinister Sisters, gyrating and fire limboing acrobats & much more.
Performed by an almighty cast with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek and the devil driver rock n’ roll of Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell.
More information is available at http://www.circusofhorrors.co.uk
To book tickets, visit www.theplacetelford.com, call the Box Office on 01952 382382 or visit Southwater One or the box office at The Place in person.