DESIRESS'S hand-balancing act.
29th August 2013
BILLY Smart’s world famous circus is coming to Taunton’s Vivary Park this September.
It’s a triumphant comeback for the circus, which has a reputation built on fiery innovation, making its first full tour across Europe after three decades.
Known as ‘The Guv’nor’, Billy Smart was the definitive 1940s showman, dominating the big top and capturing the public imagination to become a household name.
Today’s vircus is a fantastic mix of modernised tradition in one of the biggest shows ever to travel across the UK, complete with clowns, hand-balancing and flaming ladders inside the heated big top.
“I’ve been with the circus all my life,” said Portugal-born Angelo the Clown in conversation with the County Gazette.
“My father was a clown, so I started helping him when I was small.
“This is my first year with Billy Smart and I like it very much.
“I’m a modern clown – I bring the public with me into the ring. We make some jokes and have fun with everybody.”