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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Circus Vegas in Wigan

The Circus Vegas Showgirls











Welsh circus fans are in for a treat as the American-themed Circus Vegas rolls up in Wigan, until January 10.

The circus will make a visual splash with its array of American trucks and according to director John Courtney there will be plenty of thrills inside the  red white and blue big top, including the rip roaring motorbikes in a Globe of Death (one of the most dangerous of all circus stunts, as was proven by the headline-making collision at Uncle Sam's Great American Circus in Ipswich on Bank Holiday Mondayand one of the world's fastest jugglers!

According to the company's operations director Matt O'Hanlon"It will be a fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy and there will be something for all ages.
"It will be a traditional circus with all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. It will bring together traditional tricks with death defying performances."
Hope it's not this cold!

The Circus Vegas Globe of Death riders
Circus Vegas is in Wigan until Jan 10. Tickets: 07572 982 749

For more American trucks in the UK, click here to see the transport of Uncle Sam's American Circus.

What's life like for those who run away with the circus? Read my interviews with clowns, trapeze artists, tiger trainers and sword-swallowers in Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away With the Circus. Click here to read the reviews on Amazon.

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