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Roll Up, Roll Up: The world’s favourite circus is coming to Port Elizabeth!!

Nov 21, 2016
Roll Up, Roll Up: The world’s favourite circus is coming to Port Elizabeth!!

The world-famous Great Moscow Circus is coming to Port Elizabeth in February 2017 with an all-new, sensational, two-hour World Premiere program, featuring 19 incredible acts representing the best of the world’s greatest circus stars.

Russia’s most-famous calling card, The Great Moscow Circus guarantees breath-taking, affordable, family entertainment that delivers all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear, with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.

The Great Moscow Circus in proud association with Algoa FM opens in Port Elizabeth on 23 February 2017 at the Boardwalk it’s the city’s number one entertainment destination under a spectacular big top air-conditioned tent.

The Port Elizabeth season forms part of a South African 2016/17 tour which includes shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein, where audiences can expect a nail-biting traditional European atmosphere where they are never more than 11 metres from the action.

The 2016/17 tour features some of the best circus stars in the international circus world, including medal winners from Monte Carlo’s famed International Circus Festival, daredevils from Spain and Mexico, and Europe’s top circus attractions, all hand-picked by international producer and CEO of Theatre Tours International, Andrew Guild.

For the past 40 years Guild has been visiting Russia, ensuring that he knows who the best acts are and where to find them. During Soviet times he made more than 250 visits to Moscow and travelled extensively throughout Russia and the Soviet states.

Over the years Guild has found and toured more than 7 000 performers to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and together with the Theatre Tours International team travelled the length of Russia selecting acts, negotiating contracts and organising the 2016/17 South African tour.  

The Great Moscow Circus will perform every possible circus favourite – the funniest clowns, the most-daring acrobats, death-defying daredevils, aerial artists, balancers and much more. The show contains no animal acts.

With only a limited season, the producers urge audiences to book early to ensure they don’t miss out.

The South African 2016/17 tour dates include…

  1. From 22 December 2016, Montecasino, Johannesburg

  2. From 3 February 2017, Foreshore - Founders Garden, Cape Town

  3. From 16 February 2017, The Windmill, Bloemfontein

  4. From 23 February 2017, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth

Tickets are on sale at Computicketoutlets nationally. Ticket prices range from just R150 to R595 per person.

Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at www.computicket.com

For more information visit www.greatmoscowcircus.co.za