A new circus is coming to Cumbria.

Circus Montini is, after a tour of Scottish locations, coming to Silloth and Penrith later next month.

It will be visiting the Silloth Green From August 14 to 24 and Frenchfields in Penrith from August 26 to 30.

A spokesperson from Circus Montini said: “Circus Montini is a new concept in modern circus, but owes much to the early days of this unique form of family entertainment, which was the toast of the town wherever it went and attracted the lords and ladies of the day as well as the rest of the population.

“Everyone wanted to see the circus.

“Yes, the Circus Montini props, the costumes, the amazing lighting and the incredible sound are totally 2020 but the quality of performance and the general atmosphere in the state-of-the-art big top brings back those days when the circus was a 'must visit' for all levels of British society.

“Most of today's circuses – large and small – restrict their tours to cities and major towns, a far cry from those first touring shows which were also taken to village greens and the recreation grounds of the small towns off the beaten track. 

“Circus Montini is following in the wheel tracks of those great circuses of the past and is returning to the ethos of taking a family show to the people, creating a memorable experience on their doorstep. 

“No need to drive miles and endure the road works and fuel costs of motoring.

“A blend of the traditional gymnastics which wowed audiences all those years ago, the comedy that made them laugh and the thrills that made them blink in utter disbelief.

“You will also see the incredible athleticism of acrobats and aerialists who not only amaze with their skills but risk their lives daily. 

“You will see production and choreography that would grace any major theatre stage in London's West End.

“Seating is limited so that everyone can enjoy this unique experience so booking in advance is advised. 

“Circus Montini has successfully blended and ancient and modern to create an event that will live in the memory for a very long time.”

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