Come one, come all, to the Rand Show circus
It’s not just the Easter Bunny who’ll be in town this Easter. Roll up for one of the Rand Show’s most popular attractions: the circus.
by Gerald Ferreira
March 24, 2012
Once again,South Africa’s biggest family expo welcomes Brian Boswell’s Circus to the showgrounds at Nasrec. And your Rand Show ticket will gain you free access to all the action taking place in the centre ring.
From 6-15 April 2012, let Brian Boswell’s lionesses, elephants, horses, prancing poodles, acrobats and clowns entertain you in four hour-long shows each day. At 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3:30pm, there’ll be a parade of colourful performers and amazing animals taking to the ring.
Get a ringside view of elephants Wankie and Tembi, as handler, David Marais, walks them through their routine, and keeps score in their elephant-sized game of football played with a giant beach ball.
A much-loved act is Miss Rita and her group of young white and brown lionesses who spend most of their time playing but promise to throw in a trick or two.
Jane and Georgina Boswell are bringing out their adorable Welsh ponies and miniature horses, who’ll show off their nifty equine footwork, while perky pigs and skipping poodles will delight the crowds with their antics.
Of course, there aren’t only furry performers at Brian Boswell’s Circus. The daring Quantum Leap troupe will perform breathtaking double somersaults during a daring aerial cradle trapeze routine. See feats of balance and strength on the high-wire and the foot juggling routine of Miss Ola, while clowns Pixie and Dumbo will delight the audience with their famous “boxing routine”.
Rand Show 2012 6 – 15 April 2012
JohannesburgExpo Centre, Nasrec
With all these thrills and spills, don’t be surprised if the kids want to come back again for a repeat performance!
Although with a host of other free entertainment, including bird and reptile shows, circus workshops, fun and games at the Kids Theatre, the SANDF displays, and a new-and-exclusive Canadian high dive act, not to mention one of SA’s largest fun fairs, you might just be a little pressed for time.
It’s all happening at the Rand Show 2012 – a great day out for the whole family.
THE RAND SHOW 2012
From Friday 6 to Monday 15 April 2012. Gates open each day at 9am and close at 6pm, although the Show will remain open until 8pm.
Johannesburg Expo Centre,Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS – S26° 14.810’ E27° 58.695’)
Adults – R80; Pensioners over 65-years – R40; Kids 12-16 – R40; Kids 6 – 12 – R20; Under 6 – free.
Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. (There is no surcharge on Computicket tickets.)
Your ticket gets you free entry to events as published on the web