For the first time in over two years The Circus of Horrors is back with its latest incarnation ‘THE WITCH’ and it’s heading to Teesside. A sensational new phantasmagoria which encompasses amazing and bizarre circus acts with an original Rock score, not forgetting the sinister story of Witchcraft arrives at Stockton’s Globe theatre on Wednesday 2nd November.

In 1995, when the Circus of Horrors began many people thought it wouldn’t last 26 weeks let alone 26 years. But with its ability to re-invent itself time and time again it has taken the extreme to the mainstream and become a household name after reaching the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and performing in London’s West End.

Whether a Rock fan or theatre gore The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts, a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be halfway there.

THE BIRTH OF A MONSTER – A potted history of The Circus of Horrors – The Wildest Show on Earth

The Circus of Horrors performed for the fourth consecutive year in 2019 BC (Before Covid) at the Download Festival and it also returned to the place of its birth Glastonbury Festival.

As part of its 25th Anniversary tour it performed with The Damned at The London Palladium, a show promoted by Hammer House of Horrors and was preceded by torch light funeral cortège through London’s West End where a new Guinness World Record was set for over 1040 vampires in the same pace at the same time. This event sold out within 5 days of going on sale.

Each year the Circus of Horrors undertakes a 100 venue UK theatre tour in addition to Festivals throughout the world including Download (4 times), Reading, Leeds, Isle of White, T in the Park etc in the UK, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), Wacken festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it created history by becoming the first UK circus ever to perform in Russia. And an astounding 10 nights in London’s O2.

This is not the first time however that The Circus of Horrors has created history, it became the only Circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first Circus to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years, and the only Circus to perform in a single venue in London (The Roundhouse) for an astounding 24 weeks, (previous record was 17 weeks).

In addition to BGT it’s appearances on various other TV shows have turned what set out as a cult show into a household name, without compromise – taking the extreme to the mainstream, TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show, A Royal Command Performance and even an appearance on Judge Rinder!

Media Quotes:

‘A Must see’ Download Festival

‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ The Daily Mail

‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ The Times

‘Freaking Awesome’ The Sun

‘Bloody Good Fun – Barnum would be proud’ Time Out

‘Bloody Marvelous’ Edinburgh Festival

‘Blood Thirsty & Burlesque’ The Independent

Celebrity Quotes:

‘It was phenomenal, one of those shows that if you missed you would say Gosh, I wish I could have seen that’. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin after seeing Damned / Circus of Horrors at London Palladium

‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton

‘That’s what I call entertainment’ David Hasselhoff

‘I loved it’ Simon Cowell

‘Like Rocky Horror on acid’ Amanda Holden

‘Totally Unbelievable’ Scott Mills, Radio 1

‘A Brilliant marriage between Circus & Cabaret’ Judge Rinder

Tickets including Stockton Globe, are now available to purchase via www.stocktonglobe.co.uk


Circus of Horrors

Stockton Globe

Wednesday 2nd November, 7.30pm

Tickets from £20 (subject to a transaction fee of £3.65)

www.stocktonglobe.co.uk I 0844 8717615