I can’t remember the last time I saw a circus. It’s possible there were animals involved, very likely at the Tower in Blackpool.
Moscow State Circus – which has Russian and Eastern Bloc performers who are largely based in the West – has a lot of the spectacular routines we have become accustomed to through the likes of Cirque du Soleil.
There are clowns, a contortionist, a trapeze artist, an aerial hoop duo, a group of tumblers, a unicyclist, skipping bell boys, and more. There may be a few cheesy moments and a few clown routines which don’t quite click, but the stunts are clever and often breathtaking.
See some highlights in the photos below. The Circus continues at Ealing until January 7th, after which ‘Miracles’ tours around Britain.