Piccadilly Circus to visit Huntington
The Piccadilly Circus will stop at The Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Wednesday. It will feature a free petting zoo for children, as well as elephant rides.
By The Parthenon
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Piccadilly Circus is coming to Huntington for a night of family fun — complete with contortionists twisting their bodies, elephants balancing on one foot and vendors selling traditional circus treats.
Piccadilly Circus will have two performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Before the circus comes to town, the Circus Street Team will visit schools and local businesses to pass out free children’s tickets and place posters downtown.
Cuinn Griffin, marketing director for Piccadilly Circus, said the circus has been around for 26 years.
The name Piccadilly Circus comes from a famous road in London, which connects Regent Street with Piccadilly.
“We have a lot of traditional elements of the circus,” Griffin said. “We have clowns, elephants and goodies such as cotton candy and popcorn.”
The circus will also have a free petting zoo for children, as well as elephant rides.
Griffin said new performances include a pony act called “My Little Pony on Parade,” featuring six different colored ponies.
Additional acts will include “Motorcycle Madness,” where motorcycle daredevils ride in the Globe of Doom. During the Elephant Extravaganza, an elephant will stand on one foot.
“Piccadilly Circus is an experience all wrapped up in a modern package,” Griffin said.