South Yorks: The circus is back in town

The Extreme Brothers are part of Billy Smart's Circus
The Extreme Brothers are part of Billy Smart's Circus

Billy Smart’s famous circus returns to Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park this month.

And this years show hosted by Bully’s granddaughter Yasmine, features award-winning artistes from around the world combine in a fast-moving two-hour show that has something for all the family.

Artistes include the Flying Aces from Australia, five exciting youngsters on the flying trapeze and, for the first time in the UK, the 10-handed Assadulin Troupe from Russia, direct from Ringling, Barnum and Bailey Circus in the USA with their spectacular springboard and Russian bar acts

Also on the bill are aerial star Alina Eskina, who has just completed a three-year engagement in Indonesia at the country’s top casino, the Extremem Brothers, a trio of talented acrobats from Romania, and Italian clown, Jonny Bogino, another coming to the UK for the first time.

Added to that is is the Argentinian bolas drumming of Gabriel Carmona and partner to liven up the proceedings, together with the foot juggling skills of Frenchman Germaine Delboso.

A live band, the only one in a British touring circus complements the action.

The circus is at Hillsborough Park from Thursday 22nd May to Sunday, 1st June.

Show times are 7pm (22nd May), 4.45pm and 7pm (23rd May), 2pm, 4.45pm and 7.30pm (24th May), 12.30pm and 3.30pm (25th May, 26th May and 1st June), 2.30pm and 7pm (27th to 31st May).

Tickets are £12 to £28 for adults and £10 to £24 for children.