The Circus of Horrors is a modern day freak show that shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent a few years back. Since then they have been travelling the world bringing their bizarre, wacky show to the masses. This is definitely a show that plays on its twisted tongue-in-cheek humour which is crude, shocking, and ultimately, the perfect ingredient for a fun night out.
Set in Victorian London, the set-up is a nightmarish funfair with killer clowns added to the expected regulars at a travelling freak show: strong man dwarf, contortionists, sword swallowers. All this is hosted by Dr. Haze and his band, who play original and classic heavy metal tunes alongside all the tricks on show.
Whilst some of the stunts are truly awe-inspiring the show itself gets a little bogged down in repetitiveness, and the through line story, for what there is of it, gets lost in the mix. The sound emanating from the band was also rather muffled on the night of the performance and sometimes it was very hard to hear what Dr. Haze was saying.
Despite this, it is very much a visual show. The humour is extremely crude and silly, so will likely offend some, whilst those who don’t mind a lot of nudity, gore and Henry the Hoover sexual abuse will be in for a treat. They are a talented lot, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Anyone with a fear of clowns may want to avoid this one, though. One highlight includes a group of killer clowns crawling through the audience. Whilst watching this show, nowhere in the auditorium is safe.