Life's A Circus!
Hope you had a great Easter weekend and lovin’ all these bank holidays. Three day weeks should really become law shouldn’t they?
Although granted, the country would probably collapse! My long weekend included trips to the beach, cooking barbecues, watching Chelsea play West Ham in the heavy thundery rain, and then on Monday afternoon me & the family Beale went to the circus!
The circus is officially cool again! Not only did Britney and Take That both record albums based on it a couple of years ago, but shows like "Britain’s Got Talent" have brought skilled circus-style acts back to our attention again. Zippos Circus is one of the biggest and most successful in the UK and their latest show “Horsepower” is currently touring the country. Hosted by legendary ringmaster Norman Barrett MBE, the show features acts you’d expect such as clowns & trapeze artists. But there were two performances which particularly stood out to me.
Juggler Nicholas Souren, who has won many awards and is rated as one of America’s best, is gripping to watch and certainly deserving of his place on the line-up. But it’s the grand finale performed by The Lucius Troupe that will leave you open-mouthed! They ride 3 motorbikes at high speed inside a round metal global-shaped cage, somehow managing to avoid not only each other, but the female hostess who enters the cage halfway through to wave her arms around. Madness! You can watch them below. Never ask them for a lift home.
Zippos Circus “Horsepower” show is on tour now. Good timing if you’re wondering how to fill all these extra days off!