All the fun of the circus!

AUDIENCES in Forfar will soon have the opportunity to see a spectacular, fun-packed, world-class circus for all the family, the likes of which can usually only be seen by audiences in major cities.

Featuring a galaxy of international circus stars from China, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Romania and France, Circus Of The Orient has been specifically designed to visit towns and locations normally considered beyond the reach of circuses of an international standard.

Audiences can witness the amazing world famous Shaolin Wu Shu Warriors appearing by kind permission of the Abbott of the Shaolin Temple and the Chinese Ministry Of Culture.

Phillip Gandey, artistic director, said: “This production is a brilliant mix of oriental and western elements to create a thrilling, entertaining and laughter-packed show which will appeal to all the family.

“The deliberate mixture of cultures is due to oriental humor not being easily appreciated by western audiences, so our clowning Duo from Romania and France bring a modern twist to guarantee laughter.”

Other world class artists include the sensational springboard acrobatics from the amazing ‘Julio Troupe’, combined with supreme aerialists, ‘Trio Serik’, who will be on hanging straps high in the roof of the Big Top. The beautiful ‘Monalisa’ will provide an element of grace with her aerial showcase.

Encounter the unbelievable somersaults performed on Chinese poles and watch artists dice with death on the cloud swing trapeze, all whilst the spectacular Big Top is echoing with laughter from the antics of our crazy clowns ‘Duo Delbosq’.

The breakthrough of such a tour is due to the special new design of its Big Top. Although seating an audience of 500 people in 360-degree comfort, it can be erected then dismantled in a fraction of the normal time.

Carol Gandey, executive producer, explained; “This means we can visit smaller towns and remoter communities that in the past have been totally ignored by international touring companies because it would not have been economically viable.”

Carol and Phillip Gandey, the creators and producers of the internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus, were acutely aware that many smaller towns were denied the thrill and excitement of a world-class show.

Having created Circus Of The Orient specifically to fill that gap and bring the show to the audiences’ doorstep, Carol and Phillip are taking a huge financial gamble by going even further – they’ve set the admission prices starting at only £6. But because the size of audience is strictly limited to 500, people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Mr Gandey said: “We know that people in the smaller towns and communities frequently feel they are left out of things so here is their chance to experience what real entertainment is.

“We have invested a great deal in this show and now we will be depending on local people for their support.”

The Circus arrives in town ready for shows on July 29 and 30 at the Myre. Performance times are Friday, July 29 at 7pm and Saturday, July 30 at 2.30pm and 6pm.

Admission: Ringside - adult £24, concession £18; Grandstand, adult £18, concession £14; Side Tier, adult £14, concession £12; Rear Tier, adult £8, concession £6.

The Box Office is on site and open from 10am on show days, to book by phone please call 0871 705 5507.

For more information please visit www.circusoftheorient.co.uk