Golden era for Christmas circus

Audiences can look forward to a revival of the golden era at this year's Yarmouth Hippodrome Christmas Circus.

Audiences can look forward to a revival of the golden era at this year's Yarmouth Hippodrome Christmas Circus.

The Lamarti Trio from Morocco promise to be one of the highlights of the show with their impressive golden statues routine.

The routine, which became popular during the 1930s and 1940s, has not been performed at the Hippodrome for more than 25 years, and involves the trio covering themselves in gold paint before performing amazing acrobatic moves.

Circus owner Peter Jay said he was delighted to have secured the act to perform alongside more than 50 other entertainers in the show.

He said it would be the first time the trio, which comprises of Said Lamarti , 34, Abdel Benaim, 21, and Mo Elharrak, 29, had performed in Yarmouth.

“We have never had a gold act at the Hippodrome since we bought the building more than 25 years ago,” said Mr Jay. “It is an act that involves incredible power and physical strength.”

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Mr Lamarti said the group was looking forward to performing in the show.

He said: “We are really excited to be here. We have performed all over the world and this is the first time we have been to Yarmouth.”

The show will include performances by award winning aerial artists from Bulgaria and Colombia, jugglers from Ethiopia, Henri the clown from Billy Smart's Circus, dancers, acrobats and children from the Hippodrome Dance Company.

Swimmers will be using the Hippodrome's water spectacle – one of only three in the world still operating – which allows the ring to become a pool in moments with 70,000 gallons of water.

The show runs from December 17 until January 9. For tickets contact the box office on 01493 844172 or for full details log on to www.hippodromecircus.co.uk

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