A NEW death-defying circus show has launched its world premiere in Manchester.

Circus Extreme has been five years in the making and is now at Event City until February 25.

Acts include the Danguir Troupe, who will be preforming a high wire and double wheel of death stunt which has never been seen before in the UK.

Just back from their European tour, the freestyle stunt riding team Extreme FMX will be bringing their jaw-dropping feats to the big top.

They will also be performing the 'globe of death' where they loop vertically and horizontally while encased in a mesh sphere, experiencing G-force similar to that of a fighter pilot.

Meanwhile, Henry the 'prince of clowns' will be keeping the audience amused throughout the show, while Laserman will also be putting on his internationally-renowned act, firing lasers from his fingers and transporting the audience to a sci-fi world.

On top of this there will be the cloud swing, trapeze, a contortionist who can fire an arrow from a long bow using her feet and a performer who can play guitar while balancing on five cylinders.

A spokesman for Circus Extreme said: "Manchester was specifically chosen as the location for Circus Extreme because of its diverse cultural background.

"As a major centre of the creative industries and the third most visited city in the UK, where better to celebrate the vibrant, artistic and awe-inspiring nature of the circus?

"Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the jam-packed Circus Extreme with show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat."

For more information or tickets visit circusextreme.co.uk


We have 10 family tickets – for two adults and two children – to give away for Circus Extreme.

To enter, simply answer the question: How many years has Circus Extreme been in the making?

Send your answers along with your name, address and phone number before 3pm on Monday, February 19, after which a winner will be selected at random.

Send an email with the title ‘Circus Extreme competition’ to competition@nqnw.co.uk

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