Macabre evening at the circus

Dr Haze in the Circus Of Horrors Show
Dr Haze in the Circus Of Horrors Show

The Circus of Horrors will be bringing their latest show - London After Midnight - on Saturday, February 1, from 8pm.

The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring, thrilling, terrifying and entertaining offering.

Ever since it’s conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, The Circus of Horrors has toured the world achieving cult status and has dragged circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.

The new sensation is inspired by the legendary and sinister lost movie London after MidnigHT, packed with new shocks that will take audiences on a whirlwind journey though a plague-ridden London in 1665, culminating during the fire of 1666.

The story will twist and turn as five murders are committed in various London landmarks, each one becoming more and more horrific and all intermingled with some of the greatest, most daring, bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth.

One member of the cast – the Hairculian Woman Anastasia IV (aka Joanna Sawicka) is featured in this years Guinness Book of Records for lifting the greatest weight with the hair - which is 53.4 kg (117 lb 11 oz) after she was lifted upside down while holding another person only with her hair on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Italy.

Anastasia realised she had strong hair when she would take on boys at school back home in Poland to a tugof war, pulling the rope solely from her hair. She came to England to study bio chemistry at the City of Westminster University and during her time in London, she went to see The Circus of Horrors and immediately fell in love with the show.

Anastasia said: “From then on I knew I didn’t want to be a bio-chemist and wanted to run away with the circus, well not just any circus but The Circus of Horrors.”

Tickets for the show, which is rated 16-plus, are £13.25-£26.25, available on 01332 255800.