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Puppetry and sweet slapstick in Circus Mayhem

PUBLISHED: 10:05 09 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:05 09 October 2015

Circus Mayhem is bringing a string of acts to Great Yarmouth's St George's Theatre  Picture: Vincent Beaume

Circus Mayhem is bringing a string of acts to Great Yarmouth's St George's Theatre Picture: Vincent Beaume

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Circus and comedy combine in Circus Mayhem, an absurd variety show for audiences of all ages presented by Circus Evolution, the team behind last year’s smash hit, Bromance.

Circus Mayhem comes to St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth on Saturday, October 24 at 7.30pm.

Bringing a festival feel to the theatre experience, the show sees three contrasting artists cycling pianist Rimski, puppeteer and quick-fire painter Jon Hicks and sweet slapstick trio Company BettiCombo.

First up is Rimski, the back-pedalling, side-winding pianist, who will regale audiences in The Pavilion Cafe before the show.

Playing and singing as he rides, Rimski is said to dazzle with his original songs, clowning, acrobatics and the occasional firework. Joining him as a special guest in Great Yarmouth is Miranda La Mutanta and her penny farthing.

Over on the main stage is Jon Hicks with his high-skill repertoie. Hicks’ deadpan puppetry, awesome speed painting, musical scores and big time finales have earned him the title of “International Man of Artistry”.

For the finale, sweet slapstick trio Company BettiCombo from France and Italy tell an engaging tale of triumphs and defeats. They burst on to the stage to create an endless playground game, building precarious pyramids, towers and columns from countless white buckets and a towering Chinese pole - delivering a mini-masterpiece of circus comedy.

Circus Evolution is a consortium of nine venues committed to programming high quality contemporary circus and to developing new audiences in doing so, including SeaChange Arts, Great Yarmouth.

It is funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

The show is on Saturday October 24 at 7.30pm at St George’s Theatre.

It is suitable for all ages from seven years. The show is one hour and 35 minutes with a post-show talk.

Tickets via the box office on 01493 331484.

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