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International Circus Performers Arrive in Great Yarmouth for Summer Spectacular


Circus performers from all across the globe are arriving in Great Yarmouth this week as the famous Hippodrome  Summer Spectacular begins its rehearsals, for the opening on Wednesday 6th July.

The safe and timely arrival of the various performers will be a relief for show producer Jack Jay as acts are experiencing ‘travel chaos’ on route to the UK.

The Hippodrome has always been famous for assembling a hugely international cast, this year is set to be no exception with artistes coming from Ukraine, Island of Aruba near Venezuela, Italy, Ethiopia and Colombia. Bringing these artistes and their bulky heavy props to the UK is getting more and more challenging says Producer Jack Jay

“We’ve always prided ourselves on a hugely diverse, talented, and international cast. And have many years’ experience within our team of bringing artistes to the UK, but this has been by far the hardest time we’ve had to make this possible. The last few years have been dominated by Covid restrictions, plus the added complexities of Brexit. But the recent Airport and Airline issues have been a real nightmare, we have had to move flights to different airports.’

‘We’ve been working for weeks to make sure this cast can come together, and we will know for sure this weekend if it has paid off.’

Despite the setbacks, the Jay family are confident that it will all be worth the stress, Hippodrome Director

Ben Jay says ‘The show is set to be our most International and exciting cast ever with sensational teeter board acrobats from the island of Aruba that will somersault through the air, Colombian daredevils leaping around the spinning ‘Wheel of Death’, awe inspiring aerial artistry from Ukrainian and Italian artistes and the dizzying speed of the world’s most incredible juggler from Ethiopia,’ and the Hippodromes laugh machine Jack Jay and Johnny Mac.

The Summer Spectacular will begin next Wednesday on July 6th, all staged in the legendary three hundred and sixty degree Hippodrome Circus Arena, with its World-Famous sinking ring Water Spectacular.

With Great Yarmouth itself looking to be on course for busy summer of fun, now is the time to secure your seats for this amazing show and avoid disappointment.

Tickets for all our summer performances are on sale now and can be booked via the Hippodrome box office or online.

Click here for Hippodrome listings and links.



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