Europe’s smallest stuntman performs at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich to raise money for Norfolk hospice

He's appeared in Hollywood blockbusters as a goblin and an ewok, but on Saturday Europe's smallest stuntman came to Norwich - with a bunch of circus tricks up his sleeve.

Trevor Jones wowed an audience in St Andrew's Hall with his daring stunts to raise money for charity.

The 51-year-old who appeared as a goblin at Gringotts bank in the first Harry Potter movie, an ewok in Return of the Jedi and in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights led a circus in the hall as the ringmaster.

And Mr Jones also turned his hand to pain-defying stunts.

He lay on a bed on nails with a member of the audience standing on top of him, walked over broken glass and breathed fire.

'I learned the stunts with my uncle when I was 12,' he said.

Performers from Cheshire-based Circus Starr where in Norwich to put on their winter show and to raise funds for the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House in King's Lynn.

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Although they come to Norwich every year it was the first time they had performed in the hall for the show which is put on especially for children who might not otherwise get the chance to experience theatre.

The circus began 24 years ago and has been raising money for hospices ever since.

Manager Tracy Jones said: 'We do it for the hospice every year, but it is a different show each year.

'A lot of companies sponsor us and the charities (we support) don't get government funding.'

The performers put on their mix of illusion, comedy and magic in two shows at 1.30pm and 4pm.

The donations from the ticket sales will go towards equipment for the hospice.

•For more information visit www.circus-starr.co.uk

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