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Circus: The Show – old favourites delight young fans

18 January 2022

This circus performance delivers enough colour, action and tricks to keep audiences of all ages entertained, writes our junior reviewer Pippa Turnbull.

Circus: The Show, Showmen Productions ·
The Royale Theatre, 15 January 2022 ·
Junior review by Pippa Turnbull, age 13 ·

Circus: The Show features traditional big top circus tricks in a charming theatre environment. Our family enjoyed sitting at the cabaret tables and the red and white circus background, circus music and lighting created a fun and energy-filled atmosphere.

It was suggested that Circus: The Show would suit 3 to 14-year-olds and I think the recommendation was appropriate.

Initially there was a lot of slapstick style humour performed by the clown, which really appealed to the younger members of the audience. And as the performance continued there was plenty to keep the older people interested.

We got to see a girl dressed in a black and white chequerboard pattern outfit twirling more hula hoops than I could count, and an engaging juggler who also showed off his unicycling skills. The aerialist was elegant and the magician very clever. The ringmaster and the clown with a giant balloon kept us entertained between the acts. 

The artists brought the performance to life using well-chosen pieces of music, props and colourful moving lights. There were also many opportunities for the audience to interact and participate throughout.

I really enjoyed the performance, as did my mum and 11-year-old brother. We all agreed that the act that stood out the most was one of the magician’s tricks, which involved a volunteer from the audience. Without giving too much away, let’s just say it was hair-raising. But you will have to go and see it for yourself. 

Circus: The Show continues until 12 February at the Royale Theatre.

Pictured top: The performers in ‘Circus: The Show’ take their bows.

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