Circus Of Horrors’ latest incarnation is dead good fun

The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and is now a West End smash is back to mark its 20th anniversary in spectacular style with a date in Crawley.

The Circus Of Horrors: The Night of the Zombie is at The Hawth on Tuesday, February 24, at 7.30pm.

Spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor said: “The past few years has seen the profile of The Circus of Horrors jump tremendously after rampaging into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and to this date it is still the only circus ever to do this.

“Its appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name. Its TV credits now 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 and A Royal Command Performance.

“Last year saw another giant leap for the show when it began a series of dates in London’s West End, becoming the first circus to appear in a West End Theatre for 100 years.

“The show had its gruesome beginning at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen and Japan to Jersey! It has also become a massive hit at festivals, sharing stage time with such names as Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson and many more.

“The latest incarnation, The Night of the Zombie, is set in 2020, a decrepit corpse-ridden London, plagued by Zombies, a city ruled by the undead. It climaxes with an awesome flaming apocalypse. The story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shocks – all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth – sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, astounding aerialists, a demon dwarf, a Guinness World Record holding ‘hairculian’ hair hanging beauty, sinister sisters, gyrating and fire limboing acrobats and much more.”

Tickets on 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.