Circus stars will be in a Klaxon of their own

Akoreacro will present Klazon at Showzam! at Blackpool Tower in February
Akoreacro will present Klazon at Showzam! at Blackpool Tower in February
Have your say

Special early bird tickets are now on sale for the UK premier of a top French circus company’s latest show.

Akoreacro bring their new work Klaxon to Blackpool’s annual circus festival Showzam!, at the Tower Circus in February.

The headline act has been confirmed, following up the South American Circolombia show from earlier this year.

Blackpool and Wyre arts funding and provision group LeftCoast is commissioning Showzam! in what will be its ninth year, running in town from February 13 to 20.

Akoreacro is currently touring Europe to sell-out crowds and LeftCoast has hailed its performance at Blackpool Tower as a ‘coup for the town which is fast becoming the North West’s capital of circus’. The show blends high circus skills with music and comedy to put a smile on the faces of everyone, young and old alike.

Klaxon features a cast of five musicians and six circus performers, promising ‘a funny, wacky and spectacular afternoon’.

Michael Trainor, artistic director of LeftCoast, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Akoreacro to Showzam! 2016.

“After the success of the amazing Circolombia from Bogota in town this year it’s clear that there is a real appetite for the best of international circus.

“This is a company who haven’t ever been seen in the UK before so to have them headlining the festival is a huge achievement and should provide something truly spectacular for audiences.

“Showzam! is the start of the performance year in the UK so make sure you are at it.”

Tower general manager Kate Shane said: “It is fantastic to be working alongside LeftCoast once again for Showzam! 2016. For us having a show taking over the Circus in February half term is brilliant because it draws more people into the building to experience what we’ve got on offer. I was really impressed by Circolombia at Showzam! 2015 and can’t wait to see Akoreacro next year.”

Visit or call (01253) 290190 for early bird tickets, until October 31, costing £10 for adults £8 for children, or £30 for a family ticket.