Terrifying troupe heads to Palace

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FRESH from a shocking and spectacular appearance on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent, the Circus of Horrors is set to roll into Mansfield town once more on 24th November.

The troupe of weird and wacky performers went before Simon Cowell and co earlier this year and won a thumbs up from judge Amanda Holden, who said they were “gruesomely good with something for everyone – like the Rocky Horror Show on acid”, while head judge Simon Cowell said: “I loved it and I’m sure the Royal Family would love it.”

Since the circus’s last appearance in Mansfield two years ago, Circus of Horrors producers have been hard at work on their new show, The Ventriloquist.

The show is a journey through 1921 Berlin, three years after the First World War, in a decadent decade where we witness the birth of the cabaret.

The circus’s undead ringmaster, John Haze, explained the theme was inspired by cult films like Devil Doll and The Dead of Night.

“I remembered watching those films and finding the dolls really scary - and I thought it would make a great theme for the new show.”

Among the acts are an aerial acrobat who swings from her partner’s hair - while she is suspended upside-down from the theatre roof - and a contortionist who can fire a bow and arrow with her feet.

“We have really gone all out to find the best talent from all over the world. Christina, the contortionist, is from Spain and joined us after I saw a similar act on an American talent show.”

Also look out for hair hanging beauties and twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest new found star - The Ventriloquist.

l Tickets are priced £21, full, and £18 concessions from the box office on Mansfield 633133. The show is recommended for those 16 and above.