Horror is back

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 October 2010 | UPDATED: 14:52 28 October 2010

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors


FOLLOWING on from the huge success of The Asylum & The Day of the Dead  The Circus of Horrors is back rockin' and shockin' with special brand new show for its 15th bloody year.

The new show, The Four Chapters from Hell, will take audiences on a journey though all four of the Circus of Horrors incarnations, beginning in a French Asylum where the inmates are liberated and become the performers in the show.

It will be staged at The Playhouse in Weston on November 12.

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

The show then moves into Victorian London, where it is the late 1890s and the Freak Show has come to town.

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 Doctor Haze and fed to the vampires.

But Vampires never die and the final twist to the story takes us into the future, into 2020, a futuristic vision of mad max style civilization inhabited by vampires, zombies and the undead.

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

From dare devil flying trapeze to a vampire-like crow woman suspended only by her hair, from whirlwind roller skaters to sword swallowers, there are tricks aplenty.

All this, plus pickled and bendy people, voodoo warriors, knife throwers and an almighty cast of 26 of the wildest, weirdest and some the best performers.

Tickets, priced £22.50-25, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question:

In what year does the show go to in the future?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: The Playhouse competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 12noon on October 22.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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