Summer show at Yarmouth Hippodrome

Anthony Carroll Visitors to Yarmouth Hippodrome's summer season show could be left on a new high as they watch a daredevil trapeze artist trying to achieve the perfect stunt.

Anthony Carroll

Visitors to Yarmouth Hippodrome's summer season show could be left on a new high as they watch a daredevil trapeze artist trying to achieve the perfect stunt.

As well as the death-defying Brazilian, the Vertigo show will be dazzling tens of thousands of people with wacky rollerskaters, mind- boggling magic tricks and ambidextrous jugglers.

The highlight of the show, which runs at the historic 1,000-seater arena from today, July 16, until September 7 is the gravity-beating act of The Neves, a Brazilian family of trapeze artists.

For one of the troupe, Aston Neves, the chance to perform and rehearse daily in the 30ft-high Hippodrome presents a unique opportunity to try out the near-impossible trapeze dream: the quadruple somersault.

It has never been seen in England, and only a handful of people in the world have carried it off.

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And Aston, 24, must rely on his close family ties because his cousin Narie is responsible for catching him. If not, he could fall 30 feet.

Aston said: “In the unique atmos-phere of the Hippodrome anything is possible. I want to make the dream of the legendary quadruple somersault come true in Britain.”

It is not yet known when Aston will feel ready for his challenge.

Vertigo also features comedy kings Clive Webb and Danny Adams, rollerskaters Duo Peris, juggler Joseph Micheletty, a human cannon-ball and illusionist Johnny Marx. The show also features a traditional finale, when the Hippodrome stage becomes a 100,000-gallon pool.

t Tickets cost from £12.50 to £16 for adults, children £10 and pensioners £11. Family concessions are available. Call 01493 844172; further information at www.hippodromecircus.co.uk