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Final Verdict

A very enjoyable couple of hours at the circus!

Circus Extreme -Town Moor

My name’s Helen and I’ve never been to the circus before (unless you count going to see Newcastle play at St James’ Park – ho ho). I mean, when I was a kid in the 80s the circus was all dodgy animal acts where you could tell the poor elephants had no life behind their eyes and it was all a little bit sad. Thankfully that seems to be a thing of the past now and last weekend on behalf of InNewcastle.co.uk i was gifted tickets to see Circus Extreme on Newcastle’s Town Moor before it rolled away to Ireland. 

From the producers of the World’s Most famous circus ‘The Moscow State Circus’ Circus Extreme is an adrenaline-packed performance, filled with stunts and acts which combines world-famous circus artists, clown escapades and extreme stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The show starts strong with acrobats do tricks and tumbles in the spinning hoops. And it really is edge of your seat stuff from the get-go. All the death-defying acts are interspersed with a clown routine, which isn’t particularly my thing, and went on a little too long for my liking, but the kids all seemed to love it. 

Particular highlights for me was the aerial artist who spun into a fiery pool of water, the tightrope walkers (the core strength these guys must have is insane) and of course the final showstopper of the motorcycle display team and the wall of death. 

For the price of a ticket (starting from £13) the show ran from 12pm to 2pm with a 20-minute break in the middle. Parking was free (which surprised me) and although extremely well organised when we arrived, with stewards showing us where to go, it was a bit of a free for all as we left, with not direction and cars already arriving for the next show. A one-way system should have been in place and would have made a 20 minute exit a 5-minute exit. 

All that a side, and as someone who doesn’t normally venture out the house on a Sunday afternoon, I had a very enjoyable couple of hours at the circus. I mean, for me they could have condensed all the best bits into one amazing 45-minute showbut the clown seemed to please the under 5s and the dads were happy with the scantily clad dancing girls. Truly something for everyone! 

Thanks for reading,

InNewcastle

This was a guest post by HONESTLY HELEN on behalf of InNewcastle.co.uk

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