A family tradition of attending the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth sees fourth generation attend

PUBLISHED: 14:15 15 September 2017

The summer show has been a hit success at the Hippodrome. Picture supplied by the Hippodrome.

The summer show has been a hit success at the Hippodrome. Picture supplied by the Hippodrome.

Alice Warner

When it comes to enjoying the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, there’s nothing like starting them young.

Tony Mallion Tony Mallion

Teddy Falla is following in a family tradition making his first visit at just six weeks old.

This family tradition has seen four generations of the family being a part of it since 1955.

Teddy’s mum Clare, took him to the show with her husband Nick. They said Teddy enjoyed the bright lights and was particularly attracted by the dare devil motor cycle riders.

Clare went to the circus at a very early age with her parents Tony and Jenny Mallion as did her brothers James and Tom. Tom really caught the circus bug and we he later became friends with Hippodrome show producer and host Jack Jay at Cliff Park School he asked him for a job.

The summer show has been a hit success at the Hippodrome.
Picture supplied by the Hippodrome. The summer show has been a hit success at the Hippodrome. Picture supplied by the Hippodrome.

From the age of 13, Tom worked for eight years on lighting during school holidays.

Tom, now 29 was one of several Hippodrome young employees for whom this proved valuable work experience going on to pursue a career in media production.

Some of his filming work is now used as part of the Hippodrome’s newly revamped backstage museum.

He has just finished directing and filming Mission Mudder, a six part series for the Sky Sports Mix channel following a group of Olympic athletes taking part in the gruelling Tough Mudder obstacle courses.

Last summer, Tom’s grandfather and Teddy’s great grandfather, Ron Mallion celebrated his 95th birthday at the Hippodrome and was dubbed as possibly one of the country’s oldest circus fans.

The Summer Spectacular is still running until Sunday, September 17. Don’t miss the unique family entertainment with a blend of action comedy and spectacular.

Jack Jay and Johnny Mac are now firmly established as the Hippodrome’s number one comedy duo with a modern twist on variety double acts of legends.

From Friday, October 20 until Tuesday, October 31 there will be a spooky experience as the 2017 Halloween Spooktacular opens. The show is only on for a limited run of 10 days only.

A whole new adventure has been written by comedy partnership and Hippodrome favourites Jack Jay and Jonny Mac, and they will be joined by a cast of international acts.

The Halloween Spooktacular has become a monster hit in Yarmouth.

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