Circus promises a thrilling festive show

The sight of motorcyclists hurtling around a huge steel globe will be thrilling the crowds at Yarmouth's Hippodrome during the festive season.

The sight of motorcyclists hurtling around a huge steel globe will be thrilling the crowds at Yarmouth's Hippodrome during the festive season.

As well as gasping at the gravity-defying antics of the Globe of Death Bikers, who hail from Bulgaria, audiences at the Xmas Spectacular are sure to be dazzled by high-flying acrobats, African tribal chiefs, talented dogs and Bippo the chaotic clown.

The seventh annual line-up of the show was unveiled yesterday by father and son Hippodrome owners, Jack and Peter Jay, who say ticket sales have already smashed previous box office records.

This year's spectacular, which runs from Friday December 14 to Sunday January 6, has a star- studded international cast, with Ukrainian Anastasia Voladas performing her mind-boggling balancing act and the Kenya Chiefs wowing the crowd with African dance rhythms and acrobatic skills.

The show, now in its seventh year at the 104-year-old circular arena, also features aerial artist Robert Foxhall, the glamorous Estelle Clifton Dancers, Norwich's Chermond Circus Academy gymnastic team and the Jan Baines Show Swimmers.

Peter Jay said: “This record-breaking show, which has more than 60 performers, has all the elements of a classic Christmas circus.”

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During the Spectacular, a Charlie Chaplin tribute will be paid, with dogs from the hit West End show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang joining the comic's lookalike on stage.

Mr Jay said tickers for the New Year's Eve and Boxing Day performances would soon be sold out.

Tickets cost from £10 to £15, with OAP seats costing £11 and children's seats priced at £9.

To book seats, call 01493 844172.

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