The world-famous Great Moscow Circus is coming to Cape Town in February 2017 with an all-new, two-hour World Premiere programme, featuring 19 acts representing the best of the world’s greatest circus stars.
Russia’s most-famous calling card, The Great Moscow Circus “guarantees breath-taking, affordable, family entertainment that delivers the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear, with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.”
The Great Moscow Circus, in proud association with Heart FM, opens in Cape Town on February 3 on the Foreshore, Founders Garden (next door to Artscape), in the heart of the city’s performing arts district, under a big top air-conditioned tent.
The Cape Town season forms part of a South African 2016/17 tour, which includes shows in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Audiences can expect a nail-biting traditional European atmosphere where they are never more than 11 metres from the action.
Featuring some of best circus stars in the circus world, this tour includes medal winners from Monte Carlo’s famed International Circus Festival; daredevils from Spain, and Mexico; as well as Europe’s top circus attractions, all hand-picked by international producer and CEO of Theatre Tours International, Andrew Guild.
For the past 40 years, Guild has been visiting Russia to ensure he knows who the best acts are and where to find them. During Soviet times he made more than 250 visits to Moscow and travelled extensively throughout Russia and the Soviet states.
Guild has found and toured more than 7000 performers to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and together with the Theatre Tours International team travelled the length of Russia selecting acts, negotiating contracts and organising the 2016/17 South African tour.
The Great Moscow Circus will perform every possible circus favourite – the funniest clowns, the most-daring acrobats, death-defying daredevils, aerial artists, balancers and much more. The show contains no animal acts.
It takes a massive team to bring a major international circus tour to South Africa. The Producers of the Great Moscow Circus would like to thank the Western Cape Government, Artscape and the Zip Zap Circus School for their assistance in bringing this excellent attraction to the people of Cape Town.
* Tickets for the limited season can be booked now through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets. Ticket prices range from R195 to R595 per person. There is a R45 discount for children between the ages of 2 and 14 years.
The Cape Town season forms part of a South African 2016/17 tour, which includes shows in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Durban. Audiences can expect a nail-biting traditional European atmosphere where they are never more than 11 metres from the action
– From 22 December 2016, Montecasino, Johannesburg
– From 3 February 2017, Foreshore – Founders Garden, Cape Town
– From 16 February 2017, The Windmill, Bloemfontein
– From 23 February 2017, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth
– From 10 March 2017, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World, Durban
From 10 March 2017, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World, Durban
For more information, visit www.greatmoscowcircus.co.za; or www.facebook.com/GreatMoscowCircusSA/.