The Circus of Horrors is back with its latest incarnation ‘THE WITCH’ – A sensational new phantasmagoria which encompasses amazing and bizarre circus acts with an original rock score, and a sinister story of Witchcraft – the darkest of magic – and includes the legendary Witch trials and even a burning at the stake.
When the Circus of Horrors began 26 years ago at Glastonbury 1995 many people thought it wouldn’t last 26 weeks let alone 26 years. But with its ability to reinvent itself time and time again it has taken the extreme to the mainstream and become a household name after reaching the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and performing in London’s West End.
Whether a Rock fan or theatre gore The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.
Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stellar light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half-way there.
It was phenomenal, one of those shows that if you missed you would say Gosh I wish I could have seen that.Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin after seeing Damned / Circus of Horrors at London Palladium
You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was thereGraham Norton
That’s what I call entertainmentDavid Hasselhoff
I loved itSimon Cowell
Like Rocky Horrors on acidAmanda Holden
Totally UnbelievableScott Mills, Radio 1
Brilliant marriage between Circus & CabaretJudge Rinder
THE BIRTH OF A MONSTER – A potted history of The Circus of Horrors – The Wildest Show on Earth
The Circus of Horrors performed for the 4th consecutive year in 2019BC (Before Covid) at the Download Festival and it also returned to the place of its birth Glastonbury Festival.
As part of its 25th Anniversary tour it performed with The Damned at The London Palladium, a show promoted by Hammer House of Horrors and was preceded by torch light funeral cortège through London’s West End where a new Guinness World Record was set for over 1040 Vampires in the same pace at the same time. This event sold out within 5 days of going on sale.
Each year the Circus of Horrors undertakes a 100 venue UK theatre tour in addition to Festivals throughout the World including Download (4 times), Reading, Leeds, Isle of White, T in the Park etc in the UK, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), Wacken festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it created history by becoming the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. And an astounding 10 nights in London’s O2.
This is not the 1st time however that The Circus of Horrors has created history, it became the only Circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the 1st Circus to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years, and the only Circus to perform in a single venue in London (The Roundhouse) for an astounding 24 weeks, (previous record was 17 weeks).
In addition to BGT it’s appearances on various other TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name, without compromise – taking the extreme to the mainstream, Its TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show, A Royal Command Performance & even an appearance on Judge Rinder!!!!
A Bloody Great Night OutThe Times
Bloody MarvelousEdinburgh Festival