Circus plunged into darkness

THE afternoon show at Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome circus had to be cancelled today after a power cut. Supplier EDF Energy confirmed power was lost to some customers in the Marine Parade area at about 3.

THE afternoon show at Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome circus had to be cancelled today after a power cut.

Supplier EDF Energy confirmed power was lost to some customers in the Marine Parade area at about 3.47pm today.

Circus owner Peter Jay said: “The power went off just before the interval as the Brazilian spring board act were reaching the climax of their performance. We had more than 800 people inside.”

Mr Jay explained it was the second time that the circus had lost power in five days. “We had to cancel Friday night's show because the power went off in the afternoon and we couldn't find out whether it was going to be restored in time.”

Engineers are currently on site investigating the cause of the power cut.