Moscow circus is coming to PE

2017-01-12 06:02
André Katkov, a contortionist at The Great Moscow Circus, will entertain young and old.           Photo: SUPPLIED

André Katkov, a contortionist at The Great Moscow Circus, will entertain young and old. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE world-famous Great Moscow Circus is coming to Port Elizabeth in February 2017 with an all-new, sensational, two-hour World Premiere programme, featuring 19 incredible acts representing the best of the world’s greatest circus stars.

Russia’s most-famous calling card, The Great Moscow Circus guarantees breath-taking, affordable, family entertainment that delivers all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear, with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.

The Great Moscow Circus in proud association with Algoa FM opens in Port Elizabeth on February 23 at the Boardwalk. It’s the city’s number one entertainment destination under a spectacular big top air-conditioned tent.

The Port Elizabeth season forms part of a South African 2016/17 tour which includes shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein, where audiences can expect a nail-biting traditional European atmosphere where they are never more than 11 metres from the action.

The 2016/17 tour features some of the best circus stars in the international circus world, including medal winners from Monte Carlo’s famed International Circus Festival, daredevils from Spain and Mexico, and Europe’s top circus attractions, all hand-picked by international producer and CEO of Theatre Tours International, Andrew Guild.

For the past 40 years Guild has been visiting Russia, ensuring that he knows who the best acts are and where to find them. During Soviet times he made more than 250 visits to Moscow and travelled extensively throughout Russia and the Soviet states.

Over the years Guild has found and toured more than 7 000 performers to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, and together with the Theatre Tours International team, travelled the length of Russia selecting acts, negotiating contracts and organising the 2016/17 South African tour.

The Great Moscow Circus will perform every possible circus favourite – the funniest clowns, the most-daring acrobats, death-defying daredevils, aerial artists, balancers and much more. The show contains no animal acts.

With only a limited season, the producers urge audiences to book early to ensure they don’t miss out.

Tickets are on sale at Computicket outlets nationally. Ticket prices range from R150 to R595 per person.

Call 0861 915 8000 or book online at For more information visit


The Kouga Express is giving away three family passes (each family pass is four tickets) to experience The Great Moscow Circus on February 23.

To enter, follow us on Facebook (Kouga Express Newspaper), like and share this photo and leave your email address in the comment section.

Terms and conditions

  • The tickets are for the following performance only – Port Elizabeth, Big Top Tent at the Boardwalk Casino, February 23, 2017; 19.30 show.
  • Winners must collect their tickets from the Great Moscow Circus box office at the tent site around 1 hour before the show. They must produce a valid ID when collecting.
  • The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • The prize is for the performance and date as stated in the competition.
  • The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel arrangements, accommodation, refreshments and promotional items.
  • Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winner(s).

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