Circus of Horrors bring anniversary nightmare to Hippodrome

Circus of Horrors bring their 21st anniversary show to Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome. Picture: Submitt

Circus of Horrors bring their 21st anniversary show to Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Twisted Alice in Wonderland show features the bizarre, brave and beautiful in a special 21st anniversary show.

The Circus of Horrors is celebrating its 21st anniversary with their latest freak show The Never-ending Nightmare at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome.

The show features an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundtrack and performed with forked tongue firmly in each cheek.

The Circus of Horrors started its gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival as a cult show and has been turned into a household name with on various television credits including Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance.

A spokesman for the show said: 'The Horrors love coming to the historic Hippodrome on their UK tour, it gives them the space to really let their hair down.

'The Edwardian evocative atmosphere of the building really is tailor-made for this classic night of fun with Britain's favourite Gothic horror show.

'If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil then you would be only half way there.'

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Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals across the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, the Wacken festival in Germany plus shows as far afield as Chile, Uruguay, Holland, France, Italy, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow, where it became the first UK circus ever to perform in Russia.

The show has also played 10 nights at London's O2 complex.

Having made the finals of Britain's Got Talent a couple of years, they continue to entertain and repel in equal measure.

• Circus of Horrors, Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, March 2-3, 8pm, £26-£20 (£21-£15 cons), £13.50-£12, discounts for families, 01493 844172,

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