Zippo Circus Review
250 Years of Zippos Circus in Blackheath!
• 29 March 2018 – 10 April 2018 •
Zippos Circus is back on the road in 2018 with a nationwide Big Top tour – ‘LEGACY’ – celebrating the 250th anniversary of circus entertainment. The show is based in Blackheath London, surrounded by the beautiful greenery of south London.
The ‘LEGACY’ tour mixes the extraordinary talents of equestrians, astonishing, acrobats, comic clowns and dashing daredevils who pay homage to Englishman and charismatic impresario Phillip Astley, who invented the worldwide sensation that is circus in 1768.
With three children in tow we went to explore the amazing show and see what Zippos Circus had to offer us in their 250th anniversary show. LEGACY was presented by the world’s most famous Ringmaster Norman Barrett MBE, who also performed with his colourful fun-loving budgies. We were treated to amazing horse acts by The Khadikov Riders, the stunts they performed were breath taking. It was by far a “do not try this at home” moment, but the children and I were mesmerized by the jumps, dives, twists and turns the riders performed.
You cannot have a circus without clowns and the funny and talented Totti with his wife Charlotte did not disappoint us. Charlie, Totti’s son, also treated us to the future generation of clowns with an on stage appearance. He was the cutest clown and immediately had the children determined that they would join the circus too.
Daredevil Pablo performed high in Big Top atop a dazzling Space Rocket; plus Cuban acrobats the Hermansito Troupe, showed off their Springboard and Russian Bar skills, and foot juggling from Romy.
The show was astounding and worth every penny, you have to get down to Zippos Circus before the show ends, the children will love and so will you.
How to book:
Zippos Circus will be on tour across the UK from Thursday 29th March to the end of October 2018. Tickets for the two hour show start from just £9 for adults (15 years and over) and £7.50 for children. Seats for Preview Shows are available for £7.50. Kids under 2 go free if they don’t occupy a seat.
Advance booking is recommended – book online and check tour dates at www.zippos.co.uk
Dial-a-Seat tel: 0871 210 2100 (calls cost 10p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
First tour dates: Blackheath, London29 March – 10 April 2018
Location: Blackheath, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE3 0UA
Monday April 2: 3pm & 7pm
Tuesday April 3: 3pm & 7pm + Open House 11am TBC
Wednesday April 4: 3pm & 7pm
Thursday April 5: 3pm & 7pm
Friday April 6: 3pm & 7pm
Saturday April 7: 3pm & 7pm
Sunday April 8: 3pm & 7pm
Monday April 9: 3pm & 7pm
Tuesday April 10: 3pm
Buses: 53, 54, 202, 380, 386,
Rail: Blackheath: (10 minutes)
SAT NAV: SE3 0UA – Circus car parking on site £1 per car
Written by Abi Onaboye