Acclaimed circus ‘trouping’ the colour

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AN INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed circus troupe will somersault into Scarborough this summer as part of its UK tour.

Synchronised diablo throwing and Mexican hat juggling are just some of the dazzling feats that will be on display at ShangHi by Cirque du Ciel when it is performed at The Futurist on 18, 19, 28 and 29 August.

With more than 30 multi-talented and highly-skilled performers, the two-hour extravaganza combines acrobatics, modern dance, martial arts, original music and many other traditional and contemporary Chinese elements in a fantasy adventure.

Featuring more than 500 decadent costumes, intricate scenery, evocative lighting and a score that enhances the magical aura of the show, the production showcases the skills of both the performers and the world-class team behind the scenes.

The routines include terrifying yet beautiful aerial displays, and the famous, death-defying Chinese Monkey Poles, which combine to create a dizzying mix of balancing, tumbling, spinning, and live drumming.

The show also features an enchanting storyline which takes the audience on a journey through the mysterious dreams of a little girl, as she delves into her fantasies.

ShangHi was originally directed in China by Cirque Du Soleil’s Guy Caron and reworked – with huge success – to appeal to audiences of all ages. Tickets cost from £12-£22.50.

Call the box office on (01723) 365789 or 374500, email or book online at

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