A ‘Circus Of Horrors’ Featuring Sword Swallowers And Twisted Contortionists Is Coming To Manchester

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A ‘Circus Of Horrors’ Featuring Sword Swallowers And Twisted Contortionists Is Coming To Manchester

You’ll die laughing.

An alternative circus with bizarre and unbelievable acts performed to live rock music is coming to Middleton Arena in Rochdale. After taking to the road more than 25 years ago the phenomenon that is the Circus of Horrors will bring its special anniversary show to The Dancehouse in Manchester’s Oxford Road on January 12 and 13.

The spectacular promises an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts including sword swallowers, herculean women and demon dwarfs all woven into a sensational shock/horror storey featuring the darkest of magic.

With sensational aerialists, knife throwers and twisted contortionists, organisers are promising a rock ‘n’ roll roller coaster of a show with a mainly original soundscape, which will be performed with the acts’ forked tongues firmly in their cheeks.

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The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Ermine, Motley Cure, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters, Guns and Roses, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne and many more.

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A spokesman for the circus said:

“It’s amazing that we are heading for our 25th anniversary. When we started in Glastonbury back in 1995, people thought it would run for 25 weeks let alone 25 years, yet here we are a quarter of a century later, still touring all over the World, still getting rave reviews & still getting loads of media coverage.”

He added: “The last two years alone saw the Circus of Horrors tour Poland, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Holland & the UK, in addition to appearances at major Festivals such as Download where we were second in the ‘not to be missed’ listings behind Guns & Roses and ahead of Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osbourne.”

Photo: doktorhazecircusofhorrors

The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature. It’s not suitable for children or people of a nervous disposition and those under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Fever is currently running a flash sale and tickets are priced at £15.50. For more information click here.

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