Circus of Horrors back rockin’ and shockin’

Grand Opera House 'York '2010
Grand Opera House 'York '2010

The Circus of Horrors has had a major revamp and is back rockin’ and shockin’ with a special brand new show created especially to celebrate its 15th gory year.

Following on from the huge success of The Asylum and The Day of the Dead, the new show called The Chapters of Hell will take you on a journey through all four of the Circus of Horrors incarnations.

It will be showing at the Majestic Theatre in Retford on Saturday 22nd January.

You can beat the New Year VAT rise and get £5 off a pair of top-priced tickets by buying them before 4th January 2011.

The four chapters from hell are 1888 – The Asylum; 1890 – The Day of The Dead; 1899 – The Freak Show and 2020 – Sin City.

The musical drama begins in a French asylum where the inmates are liberated and become the performers in the show.

After killing their leader, filled with remorse they move across to Mexico to try to revive him in the Day of the Dead celebrations.

The show then moves into Victorian London. It is the late 1890s and the freak show has come to town.

A young girl Ragen, born in the asylum, is woken from her deep sleep and runs away to join the circus before she is sacrificed by the evil and undead Dr Haze and fed to the vampires.

But vampires never die, and the final twist to the story takes us into the future and into 2020.

Here we are confronted by a futuristic vision of Mad Max-style civilisation inhabited by vampires, zombies and the undead.

Ragen, now also undead, seeks revenge on her evil slayer, to disastrous consequences.

The show contains some of the greatest, most bizarre, and beautiful circus acts on earth.

From daredevil flying trapeze to a vampiric crow woman suspended only by her hair, from whirlwind roller skaters to sword swallowers.

All this plus pickled and bendy people, voodoo warriors, knife throwers and an almighty cast of 26 of the wildest, weirdest but most of all greatest performers on earth.

This new show promises to be a musical masterpiece with the help of the devil driven by the rock ‘n roll of Dr Haze and the interceptors from hell.

As one member of the cast puts it: “Imagine if Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque du Soleil, then you would be only half way there. This really is it!”

Tickets are available from the Majestic Theatre box office on 01777 706866 or by visiting the website at

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