Summer circus spectacular returns to Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 16:37 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 13 July 2018

Aerial performer at Circus Funtasia

Aerial performer at Circus Funtasia

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Combining the fun and thrills of traditional circus with some contemporary new-style acts

Strongman act at Circus FantasiaStrongman act at Circus Fantasia

Circus Funtasia returns to the Imperial Recreation Ground from this evening (Wednesday) until Sunday, July 15, with a brand new line-up of high flying acrobats, super-human fire-eaters, and death-defying motorcycle stunt riders.

The two-hour show, which does not include any animals, features daredevil duo Sifonlinis performing incredible tricks inside spinning wheels in the air. The Globe of Death bikers are also back with new riders and routines.

The geeky clown Emilion Delbosq performs in a smart shirt and specs, and replaces the traditional slapstick routine with nerdy humour and showmanship which appeals to all ages.

Fire-eater Antonio Candela performs dramatic flame tricks along with a comedy ladder act, in which he falls and sets himself alight.

Lucy-Louise will make audiences hold their breath with her dangerous routine high in the air. Petite Felicia performs an aerial act called Straps, which sees her twist and hold her body into impressive positions on a long elastic strap, requiring great strength and years of experience.

Strongman Atilla will be testing the limits of the human body with a dramatic hand-balancing act, which would probably have come in useful during his previous career as a painter and decorator.

Ringmistress Tracy Jones explained: “With state of the art lighting and a modern soundtrack, we’re moving away from the circuses of yesteryear. We love being a contemporary family show that everyone can enjoy. There’s never been a better time to experience the magic of circus!”

Circus Funtasia runs twice daily from now until Sunday 15th July at the Imperial Recreation Ground in Exmouth. Ticket prices start from £10 children and £12 adults, but discount vouchers are available from some local shops. Family tickets start from £25 for four people. Children under 2 sitting on a lap go free. Babies and young children are very welcome, but parents may wish to bring ear defenders if they are sensitive. There is a storage space for pushchairs.

Audience members are encouraged to wear fancy dress, and take up the offer to meet the performers after the show and have pictures taken with them in the ring.

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