Circus owner’s gold anniversary show

Gerry Cottle Circus

Gerry Cottle Circus

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Celebrating 50 years in show business, the world famous Gerry Cottle’s Circus is back in Blackpool for the last time with its new production – WOW!

Featuring 50 performers in 100 minutes, WOW! is a spectacular new show featuring a host of world class circus acts from around the globe, including Chico & Ernesto a two man high wire act from Italy who walk the wire blindfolded; the death defying Los Marinos Wheel of Death from Columbia, six Big Top beauties flying high on aerial silks, 10 somersaulting African acrobats, international illusionists the Magical Melvilles and comedy capers from Cottle’s Crazy Comics.

All this is infused with a visionary new wave of Circus Kids who have been trained at Gerry Cottle’s pioneering training school in Wookey Hole, Somerset.

Created by Gerry Cottle, he says: “Circus in the UK needed a kick up the butt so much so I decided to call my new show WOW!, to set aside from some of the so called circuses touring the UK.

“I am so pleased to be back and show people everywhere the joy and magic of great circus. For the same price as a cinema ticket I give you my personal guarantee you will see some brilliant acts from around the world, and witness incredible live entertainment at its very best.”

Gerry Cottle’s Circus is the most travelled circus in the world with tours as far a field as Hong Kong, Oman, South America, Iceland, Singapore and the Middle East.

This year marks 50 years from the time that the young Gerry Cottle ran away from home to join the circus, and now half a century later he has launched this exciting new show for all ages.

WOW! will be at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Globe from Friday, September 21 to Saturday November 3. Performance times are September 21 to October 19 - Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Friday at 5 and 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30, 5 and 7.30pm, Sunday at noon and 2.30pm. Tickets from 0845 8355050. More details from www.wowshow.co.uk.