The Great Moscow Circus opens in Cape Town – Sneak Peek Video

The Great Moscow Circus opens in Cape Town – Sneak Peek Video

The Great Moscow Circus has arrived in Cape Town with its fleet of containers and a team of highly skilled men and women who have constructed the spectacular red and white Big Top down on the Foreshore. It can be seen clearly from the Nelson Mandela Boulevard as you enter the city and will remain there for the limited 10-day season, from February 3 to 12.

Cape Town welcomes this world-famous Circus and their international guests, who together with Russia’s greatest circus stars, come from Cuba, the Ukraine, Belarus, Canada, Brazil, Columbia, the USA and Mexico. All have been carefully selected by Andrew Guild, International Producer and Director of Theatre Tours International, to bring locals a world premiere programme “that they will never forget.”

“I honestly don’t think that there has ever been a circus program with such diversity in it,” Guild recently told The Next 48hOURS.

Some of the acts ticketholders can look forward to being amazed by:

Ringmaster: Stanislav Kniazkov is a graduate of the famed Moscow City School of Circus Arts, and comes to South after a guest season with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey where he became an audience favourite across The United States.

Dmitri Shindrov: The Russian Clown “that even the clowns laugh at.” Inheritor of the great Russian clowning tradition – think of Popov, Nikulin and Diamandi – a clown who speaks all languages without saying a word. He pops in and out of the programme several times.

The Catwall Trampoline: One of the new wave world circus acts. These guest stars from Canada consist of five amazingly agile performers. Their act includes the duo trampoline and a spectacular glass wall.

Juan Pablo Martinez: Juggler from Mexico. A brilliant young performer in huge demand around the world, from The Swiss National Circus, Knie, to Billy Smart’s famous UK Circus.

Horizontal Bar – The Magolas: The Ukraine’s brightest stars take Olympic level skills to new levels.

The Giant Wheel – The Diorio Boys: If you think you’ve seen the Giant Wheel before, think again. Not on one a double wheel, but two in this instance. Exclusive to the 2017 Great Moscow Circus, this is an amazing piece of precision-built circus equipment – spinning at a furious pace, with four fearless acrobats truly risking their all Over four tonnes of spinning, shining chrome.

The Globe of Death: The Finale. Just as you thought you couldn’t take any more, the Great Moscow Circus brings you the biggest Globe of Death Motorcycle act ever to hit these shores. Not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE speeding motorbikes, trapped in the same steel globe.

* Book your tickets now as the season is limited in Cape Town. Ticket prices range from R195 to R595 per person. There is a R45 discount for children between the ages of 2 and 14 years. Book now through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets. Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at

Entrance to the circus is on Jan Smuts Street on the corner of FW de Klerk Boulevard, next to Artscape and the Zip Zap Circus School. Parking is all around the area, as well as in the Artscape underground.

Committed to a kinder world, The Great Moscow Circus South Africa contains no animal acts and is proudly presented in association with Heart FM and M-Net.

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