Family favourite, Zippos Circus, is back on tour for 2016 with “CELEBRATION”, marking its 30th year on the road with a pawsome line-up of artists including amazing acrobats and acrocats. Yes, fur real. From France, and for the first time in the UK, Zippos presents Roseline and her talented family of rescue cats in a feline display high on natural agility, balance, comedy and cuteness.
The cats work in teams of six and each has its own speciality – stars of the show are Felix, who performs a high leap, and Junior who walks a tightrope. Junior was found as a kitten abandoned in a French shopping centre. The cats live in their own roomy bespoke heated trailer with free access to their own outdoor play area.
Also, on the four-legged front, and again, NEW to Zippos, comes the incredible horsemanship of Boris Borissov with his stunning pure white larger-than-life horses. Boris and his troupe display an astonishing array of equestrian skills as well as juggling and acrobatics on horseback. Two of the Percheron horses were saved from the slaughterhouse by Boris at the last moment.
Not to be outdone, human skills feature aplenty in the new show, including eye-popping thrills from Brazilian Alex Michael, one of the few trapeze artists in the world who works without a safety net high above the circus ring; Czech husband and wife duo Toni and Nikol with their nail-biting knife-throwing routine and the Duo Galaxy from Germany with their terrifying ‘Wheel of Death’ – firm favourites at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
On the lighter side, visitors can enjoy comic antics from new Italian clown Mr Lorenz, the unique comedy style of Alex the Fireman; tumbling from Kenya; “Star Wars” style laser antics; foot juggling from Italian beauty Romy, all hosted by Norman Barrett MBE – Ringmaster extraordinaire with his cheeky performing budgerigars.
Zippos Circus will be on tour throughout the UK from March 24 2016 (Blackheath, London) until October 2016. With tickets available from £9 adults and £7.50 for children it’s the purrfect family entertainment.
Full ticket and tour information can be found on www.zipposcircus.co.uk
BLACKHEATH - Shooters Hill Road, Lewisham, London, SE3 0UA
BLACKHEATH, LONDON – Thursday 24 March – Tuesday 5 April
Thursday March 24: 7.30pm
Friday March 25: 3pm & 7pm
Saturday March 26: 3pm & 7pm
Sunday March 27: 12 noon & 3pm
Monday March 28: 3pm & 7pm
Tuesday March 29: 3pm & 7pm