It started out as a gruesome, stomach-churning sideshow at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival but now it’s a global entertainment phenomenon. The world-famous Circus of Horrors combines outstanding athleticism with jaw-dropping spectacle and, of course, a taste for the macabre.
The new show ‘London after Midnight’ represents a giant leap for the Circus of Horrors. It began at the Lyric Theatre in London, the first time a circus show has featured in the West End for 100 years and a fitting way to celebrate 18 blood-curdling years, and is now on a 100-date tour of the UK’s major cities.
Inspired by the film of the same name, ‘London after Midnight’ brings the extreme into the mainstream without compromising on shock appeal.
Set in plague-ridden London and ending with the Great Fire of 1666, the show’s story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shocks - all interwoven with some of the most bizarre circus acts on earth.
Sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, outstanding aerial acrobats, contortionists and a strong man - they all feature in a show which will have the audience on the edge of their seats.
Performed by an impressive cast with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, the not-for-the-fainthearted show also features the music of Dr Haze and the Interceptors from Hell.
The Circus of Horrors, which has featured on ‘The X-Factor’, ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and ‘Fake Reaction’, will stop off at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, tomorrow, March 22. Tickets are available on 01422 351158.