The Moscow State Circus is bringing its best kept ‘sekret’ to Berwick Upon Tweed, and you could be lucky enough to get a front-row view when it’s revealed.
The Russian circus brings its latest and most spectacular show to date to the UK with the sensational extravaganza Babushkin Sekret.
Inspired by the legend of The 12 Chairs, the new show takes you on an incredible journey in the company of – without a doubt – the greatest circus performers on Earth.
A mammoth cast of Russia’s greatest and most talented circus artistes, many of whom have never performed in Britain, will transform the arena, combining contemporary and classical circus in way never before witnessed.
The newly-devised show includes the beautiful queen of Russian circus, Yana Alievia on a revolving aerial chandelier; the breathtaking Stalkions (three men and two girls walk, back flip and perform unbelievable pyramids 30ft in the air on the legendary high wire); the Whirlwind Rubsovsm troupe who acrobatically catapult themselves across and high into the big top at breakneck speed; the juggling Sherbakovs on the reverse pyramid of St Petersburg; the Doktrovs, flying and spiraling in the apex of the auditorium with grace, beauty and elegance; the unbelievable vertical pole balancing of The Alikanov and the high flying bouncing bamboo bravados of The Perushkins.
If all this isn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seats, then the hilarious clowns, Valik and Valerik will have you falling off them with laughter.
Add to this the sensational production that is housed in a specially-designed chapiteau big top and is uniquely domed to accommodate the complex rigging for the aerial acts, it is supported by only four ‘king’ poles, so as not to obscure the audience’s view.
The Southern Reporter has 10 family tickets to give away – one ticket is valued of £112 and admits 4, including four adults adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question:
Which legend inspired the show Babushken Sekret?
Send your answers on a postcard to Moscow Circus Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4DA, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrive no later than 9am on Monday, August 22. Entries must include your name, address, including postcode, and a contact telephone number.
Winners must be able to pick up their tickets from the Southern office due to the close proximity of the competition to the shows.
The circus is performing at Shielfield Park, Etal Road, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2EB on Tuesday, August 23, with shows at 5pm and 7.45pm, and Wednesday, August 24, with shows at 2pm and 5pm.
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