Moscow state circus arrives in Eastbourne

Costita Yanenniyo, Victor Gorofrtskyy, Yevheniia Honcharova and  Anna Rastsova from the Moscow State Circus
Costita Yanenniyo, Victor Gorofrtskyy, Yevheniia Honcharova and Anna Rastsova from the Moscow State Circus

Performers from Moscow State Circus have braved the rain this week to enjoy Eastbourne’s pier and seaside.

Clowns, acrobats and jugglers from the internationally renowned circus will perform their new production ‘Gostinitsa’ in the town from August 3 to 8.

Costita Yanenniyo, Victor Gorofrtskyy, Yevheniia Honcharova and Anna Rastsova from the Moscow State Circus

Costita Yanenniyo, Victor Gorofrtskyy, Yevheniia Honcharova and Anna Rastsova from the Moscow State Circus

The show will be hosted by award-winning clowns the Chervotkins Duo and feature acts including the Didyk acrobatics troupe on Europe’s only double Russian swings.

“Eastbourne is always one of our favourite towns to perform in,” said director John Haze. “The town’s four theatres just go to prove how much people appreciate the arts in this part of the world.”

Performers Costita Yanenniyo, Victor Gorofrtskyy, Yevheniia Honcharova and Anna Rastsova enjoyed their first ever visit to Eastbourne and said they had never seen a pier before.

A circus spokesperson said, “The show promises nerve-tingling, edge-of-your-seat thrills for the whole family.”

A performer from the Moscow State Circus on Eastbourne seafront

A performer from the Moscow State Circus on Eastbourne seafront

The Alikhanov Troupe will also perform, with three girls climbing and spinning to the top of a pole, all balanced on one man’s shoulder.

Unicyclists, foot jugglers and trapeze artists will also be a part of the spectacle, performed in a centrally-heated, theatre-style luxury big top.

Fore more visit www.moscowstatecircus.com/locations/eastbourne/

A performer from the Moscow State Circus on Eastbourne seafront

A performer from the Moscow State Circus on Eastbourne seafront