Thrills aplenty as circus comes to town

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THE MOSCOW State Circus is at Princes Park until Tuesday (August 7) with spectacular performances from Russia’s most talented performers.

There will be thrills aplenty for all the family as the 28 performers take to the stage.

The touring circus, which includes a total of 60 members of staff, arrived in town overnight on Tuesday (July 31) from Folkestone to set up its luxury big top in Princes Park ready for the first performance which took place yesterday (August 2).

The crowds are being treated to a range of circus skills and tricks including expert juggling and breath-taking high wire displays.

Paul Archer, circus director, said, “We have got a high wire act that the UK will not have seen before. Never before will people in the UK have seen such quality from a circus in the UK for about 40 years.

“The girl who does the high wire act does the splits with her feet on the heads of two men nine metres up the air.

“Her name is Kristina Adrova, she is just 17, and one of only two girls in the world that can do that trick.”

Mr Archer also explained her mother Tatiana Adrova performs in the show and also had some impressive circus skills for the audiences this year.

The Moscow State Circus was last in town in 2010 and Mr Archer says he is pleased to be bringing the people of Eastbourne a brand new show.

He said, “We change our show every two years, so people who came last time can expect to see a whole range of different acts.”

Mr Archer is very proud of the performers, who all do a four-year stint at the Moscow Circus School before they take to the stage.

He said, “These performers are at the peak of their profession and they always will be.”

Performances are at 3pm and 7.45pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday and at 2pm and 5pm on Sunday and Tuesday.

Tickets can be bought from the box office on the Princes Park site or by contacting Ticketmaster on 0844 8565555 or