Norwich circus performers prepare for Great Yarmouth show

Circus performer Daisy Black and her partner Alex McAleer , a mind reader who run Gossamer Thread's

Circus performer Daisy Black and her partner Alex McAleer , a mind reader who run Gossamer Thread's Vaudeville Co that will be putting on a show in St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

As circus performer parents, life is never dull.

Circus performer Daisy Black and her partner Alex McAleer , a mind reader who run Gossamer Thread's

Circus performer Daisy Black and her partner Alex McAleer , a mind reader who run Gossamer Thread's Vaudeville Co that will be putting on a show in St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Aerial artist Daisy Black and mentalist Alex McAleer live with their six-year-old son in Norwich, but are often on the road.

Mr McAleer, 30, who covers similar territory to Derren Brown, recently returned from a tour in Australia, and soon afterwards Miss Black, 28, left for a performance in Blackpool.

She is a freelance circus performer in aerial silks and hoops, and joked that she and Mr McAleer have a competition over which skill interests their son the most.

'Jack likes to come along and train with me,' said Miss Black. 'We do some stuff in the house, and we have an ongoing competition about what side he will fall with [mentalism or aerial artistry].

'Alex is slightly winning, but Jack might reject all of it and become an accountant, which is fine too.

'But it's nice he gets exposed to lots of different people and places.'

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The family moved to Norwich four years ago for Miss Black to complete the creative writing course at UEA, and she is currently writing a novel.

'It's so varied, what we get to do and how we get to do it,' she said. 'Performing and creating something, making people feel a certain way, is so rewarding.'

The couple are developing their first two-person show together.

Their next show features a variety of circus skills, singing, and even a sword swallower.

Gossamer Thread's Curious Cabaret is on Saturday from 8pm at St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

Tickets cost £15, see www.stgeorgestheatre.com/

They also have a show at Norwich Playhouse on June 18.

See www.facebook.com/GossamerThreadVaudeville

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