Zippos Circus
Celebrating: Zippos Circus is back in time for Easter

Zippos Circus is back on the road with a nationwide Big Top tour, LEGACY – celebrating the 250th anniversary of circus entertainment.

Equestrians, astonishing acrobats, comic clowns and dashing daredevils pay homage to Englishman and charismatic impresario Philip Astley, who invented the circus in 1768.

The tour kicks off on March 29 in London’s Blackheath, not far from the site of Mr Astley’s first-ever circus, and audiences will see some of the amazing horse acts which thrilled people back in Georgian times, now performed by master equestrians The Khadikov Riders.

Zippos Circus
Zippos Circus: Master equestrians The Khadikov Riders

Their astonishing repertoire will include the recreation of a rarely seen and daring equestrian act called ‘The Courier of Saint Petersburg’.

The cast also includes world-class clowns, acrobats and Alex Michael, the fearless Brazilian aerialist who swings and walks upside down 30ft above the audience with no safety nets or wires.

LEGACY will be presented by the world’s most famous ringmaster, Norman Barrett MBE, who will also welcome back his colourful fun-loving budgies.

Zippos is at Blackheath from March 29-April 10. To book and for details on other venue dates, click here