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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Circus of Horrors celebrates 18 years with their latest tour, London After Midnight


Circus of Horrors sword swallower
From: stokesentinel.co.uk
By Leah Cassady
March 17, 2014
The Circus of Horrors has been in business since they first took to the stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1995 and are currently touring with their ‘London After Midnight’ show, based on the film.

They burst into everyone’s living rooms when they got through to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 and have continued their popularity since. Their latest show is set in plague-ridden London 1665 with a few murders and ending with the Great Fire of London in 1666.

I saw the show at Stoke-on-Trent's Victoria Hall and noted that they have a new band, The Interceptors from Hell, with the drummer coming from Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. They were good and it certainly added to the atmosphere but I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of Dr Haze’s singing.

The show includes a variety of acts, from famous sword swallowers, incredible balancing acts, knife throwers, aerial acts, women hanging from their hair, twisted contortionists and of course the infamous Captain Dan accompanied by his Henry Hoover.

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I actually loved the camp Count Dracula. To begin with when I spotted him taking pictures with guests who were arriving I wasn’t sure what to make of him, but he quickly became my favourite as he appeared on stage and helped out, bringing a bit of comedy to the show.

Overall it did remind me of a circus show but of course with an adult twist, as there was a bit of nudity, song language and a sinister theme. The acts can shock so anyone below 16 is advised to be accompanied by an adult.

They continue touring with shows most days until Tuesday 25th March 2014 when it ends in Weymouth but you can expect to see them at a few summer festivals like The Alt-Festival in August. For more information or to book tickets visit their website.
Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Circus-Horrors-celebrates-18-years-latest-tour/story-20818972-detail/story.html#ixzz2wKkQiQbJ

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