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Largest circus in 15 years heads to Norfolk town

PUBLISHED: 12:25 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:19 03 July 2018

Circus Fantasia will be coming to Diss. Picture: Circus Fantasia

Circus Fantasia will be coming to Diss. Picture: Circus Fantasia

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Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town and the big top will be making its very first appearance in Norfolk.

The dancing water fountains at Circus Fantasia. Picture: Cicus FantasiaThe dancing water fountains at Circus Fantasia. Picture: Cicus Fantasia

The family circus, Circus Fantasia, is a non animal show that focuses on stunts, acrobatics and water displays.

It will be making its very first appearance in Diss at the Fair Green on Stanley Road.

Roy Parris, publication manager said: “We are a London based circus with many shows performed in that area.

“Now we are looking for more places to perform and Diss was a perfect choice.

Circus Fantasia will be coming to Diss. Picture: Circus FantasiaCircus Fantasia will be coming to Diss. Picture: Circus Fantasia

“We have a range of performances and at half-time the tent transforms for the water displays.”

The circus has a number of performers from around the world with gymnasts from Ukraine, dare devils from Mexico and musical clowns from Spain.

But one name that may be recognisable to people from Norfolk is The Packham Sisters who grew up in Great Yarmouth.

As well as these there are hula hoop girls, aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial silks, hand balancing, Clown Jerry, high wire plus the only set of musical dancing water fountains not touring with any circus in the UK.

Matthew Wingate, publication manager, said: “We have a live orchestra and we are the only traditional travelling circus with one.

“It is a death defying circus act with a fantastic display of water fountains, the only set of travelling dancing water fountains in the UK.”

This will be the largest circus that Diss has seen in the last 15 years.

Mr Wingate added: “The High Wire performance by Nayara and Oney from Mexico is a real stand out. That is very difficult and dangerous especially when they are two people high.

“We have a traditional wheel of death and a lot of death defying acts that will stun the crowd.”

Shows begin on Wednesday, July 4 until Sunday, July 8 weekdays at 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 5pm and Sunday 2pm only.

Each show lasts just under two hours with a short interval.

Circus Fantasia will be moving to Dereham next with dates set for Wednesday, July 11 until Sunday, July 15.

For tickets go to www.ticketline.co.uk or phone 0844 888 9991.

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