Circus spectacular promises class acts
THEY may not realise the significance of today's date - St Swithin's Day.But the galaxy of world-class acts appearing at Yarmouth Hippodrome from today could be forgiven for hoping the odd rain clouds loom over the resort during the next 40 days.
THEY may not realise the significance of today's date - St Swithin's Day.
But the galaxy of world-class acts appearing at Yarmouth Hippodrome from today could be forgiven for hoping the odd rain clouds loom over the resort during the next 40 days.
Although Hippodrome owner Peter Jay does not want wet weather to ruin the trippers' day out to the resort, he would not mind if the tradition of St Swithin's Day caused the occasional shower during the rest of July and August.
Mr Jay joked that he hoped that people might duck any afternoon rain clouds by visiting his 30th anniversary Summer Spectacular Show.
This years' show, Celebrate, has one of the most ambitious and global line-ups the venue has seen in its illustrious 106-year history.
Celebrate, which runs from today until September 6, features the Brazilian daredevil spring broad group the Romeiro Family, Tenderelle the Mongolian female contortionist, and the mind- boggling South African magician Ryan Sharp.
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The expected record-breaking audiences can also marvel at South American juggler Roberto Karlos and watch the graceful synchronised swimming troupe Vibrant Dancers in the Hippodrome's 10,000-gallon water tank.
And British stars comedian Johhny Mac and aerial artist Robert Foxhall will add a home- grown element to the family show.
Mr Jay, whose son Jack hosts the show, said: “It will be St Swithin's Day, so maybe I will do a rain dance.
“This year's show promises to be the best yet. We have all the top acts in their genres from across the globe appearing and it will be a world-class show.
“Celebrate has something for the whole family and is a classic show full of fun, thrills and excitement and spectacle.”
As an added bonus for show goers, any costumers who spend more than �30 on tickets will receive �5 back to pay for seafront parking.
Celebrate runs until September 6, with afternoon shows, except Fridays, at 2.30pm and evening shows from 7.30pm.
Tickets �12.50 to �16 for adults, �10 for under-14s and �12 for OAPs. To book a ticket, call 01493 844172 or visit www.hippodromecircus.co.uk