MAKING a comeback after several years this autumn is the much-loved Billy Smart's Circus.
Regarded as one of Europe's top circus shows, it is embarking on its first full tour of Great Britain for more than 30 years.
Among the places it is visiting will be Exeter. The circus will descend upon Alphington Roundabout from Tuesday, September 3, to Sunday, September 8.
To celebrate its return, the new show is brimming with a dazzling combination of theatre, music and dance. The performance will include an Australian flying trapeze act, Desiree's hand balancing act in which she fires a bow and arrow with her feet, acrobats, jugglers, breath-taking aerialists and even a fireman who works his routine on a flaming ladder. Tony Hopkins, from New World Circus, said: "There are no animals and quality and innovation are at the top of the agenda for this sensational company of performers.
"Billy Smart's Circus has always been ahead of its time and is probably the most famous name under the British big top."
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