Back in 2013 I did a post about my trip to Blackpool that I’d won in a competition. I’d made a cake of the Blackpool Tower, out of Curly Wurlys! In that post I told how my favourite part of the trip had been our visit to the Circus in Blackpool Tower. That had been my first ever circus visit, I was so happy to be given the opportunity to go again on our holiday this year.
This year the Circus is celebrating their Silver Anniversary for the Endresz family being at the helm. Laszlo and Bubu Endrezs are the clowns of the show and provide excellent entertainment inbetween the other acts as Mooky and Mr Boo.
Seats are unreserved and you choose them by the position you are in the queue to go in. Last time we had seats near the front which were amazing.
This time we were assigned seats in the wheelchair accessible area which is near the orchestra. Although the circus is set in a ring, it does appear that we were at the back. There was only one act of knife throwing/crossbow that we couldn’t see properly though. There were screens provided but often showed the action a couple of seconds later.
The show was entertaining for both children and adults, there was never a dull moment, it was full of excitement, thrills and laughs. All my kids really loved the show and were rooted in their seats, well, apart from when they were doubled over laughing at Mooky. We saw fantastic acrobats performing stunts that made you gasp, trapeze artists which perform high up to the ceiling so they are swinging before your eyes, juggling feats and amazing stunts with knives and crossbows. There is even a fair bit of audience participation. There are no animals in this circus, although they may have performed with them in the past.
At the end of the show we were treated to two amazing gymnastics performing on a disc in the middle of the stadium which had been filled with water. They got the last part a little wrong, but tried it again, which was amazing because it required incredible strength. I may even be tempted to say that they got it wrong deliberately because it certainly had us all on the edge of our seats when they tried it again, with success.
I would recommend a trip to Blackpool Circus to anyone, young or old. It’s something the whole
family can enjoy, and I promise you, you will be on the edge of your seats and enjoy a good laugh at the same show.
Disclosure: I was given tickets to the show in return for my review. All thought and opinions are my own.