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Press Release date: 4 May 2021

 

ZIPPOS CIRCUS: BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

UK Tour 'Carnival' runs from 27 May to October 2021

 

The wait is over! Zippos Circus is back on the road with Carnival: a big top tour starring a diverse cast of thrilling artists from around the globe.

Carnival will be presented by Brazilian showman Paulo Dos Santos, who is a multi-talented comic, acrobat and martial artist – and stands at just over a metre tall. Charismatic Paulo has been with Zippos Circus for several years and is beloved by audiences young and old. This will be his first year as Ringmaster on the show, a testament to his popularity.

Paulo presents a fast-moving spectacle like no other as astonishing acrobats and aerialists, comics and daredevil motorcyclists come together from all corners of the world for this year’s colourful production.

Returning by popular demand will be the famous Globe of Death with its team of daring motorcyclists performing high-velocity stunts.  Plus amazingly ‘elastic’ tumblers from Kenya; nail-biting knife-throwing from the Czech Republic; teenage hand-balancing skills and high jinx in their Flying Machine from the incredible Garcia family, plus high-adrenaline skills courtesy of the astonishing Wheel of Death.

The show complies with all COVID-19 health and safety measures including social distancing seating within household/party ‘bubbles’ in the well ventilated big top.

Ticket prices for the show start at:

  • FIRST NIGHT ONLY – all tickets £8.50 (upgrade to Ringside for extra £3)
  • 2-14 years     £13
  • Adults        £17
  • Children aged under 2 go free providing they sit on parent or guardian’s lap


Advance booking is strongly recommended. Book online and check tour dates at zippos.co.uk
There is a £1.50 booking fee on all internet and telephone bookings made via SEE TICKETS.

Visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show.

Face coverings must be worn.

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Editors’ Notes:

Zippos Circus is delighted to have been awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark. This verifies that our circus has met the Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time at Zippos Circus.
For details of our COVID-19 measures please see zippos.co.uk

Tour Dates and times, check zippos.co.uk

For further media information, images, interviews and filming requests please contact:

Claire Meal on 07808 126418    or email clairemeal@gmail.com

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Press Release date: 3 December 2020

 

NEW! UNMISSABLE ZIPPOS CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

OPENING IN CENTRAL PARK, PLYMOUTH
17 DEC 2020 – 10 JAN 2021 (excluding Christmas Day)

 

Expect all-new family-friendly festive fun and acrobatics at Zippos Christmas Circus opening in Central Park, Plymouth from 17th December 2020 and running until 10th January 2021 with daily shows including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The new colourful Christmas-themed production will delight family audiences whilst providing breath-taking magical moments throughout and will be performed in Zippos’ super-heated Big Top.

Artists will come together from all corners of the world for this magical production including kids-favourite, Brazilian showman Paulo Dos Santos, who is a multi-talented comic, acrobat and martial artist – and stands at just over a metre tall.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy nail-biting knife-throwing from the Czech Republic, hand-balancing from the Garcia family featuring their talented teenage sons; and high-adrenaline stunts and surprises galore. Plus a special appearance from the giant polar bears of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ fame.

The show will comply with all COVID-19 health and safety measures including social distancing seating within household/party ‘bubbles’ in the Big Top, enhanced ventilation, COVID training and PPE for staff, deep cleaning and random non-invasive temperature checks for selected visitors. We prefer visitors over 12 years to wear face coverings (unless exempt).

With tickets for the two-hour show starting at just £8.50, Zippos Christmas Circus will be the perfect festive treat for families wanting to get out of the house and celebrate the holiday season safely.

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Editor’s Notes:

COVID INFORMATION:
Zippos Circus is delighted to have been awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark. This verifies that our circus has met the Government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that we have the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time at Zippos Circus. For details of our current healthy and safety measures please see our COVID-19 information page.

LOCATION: Central Park, Plymouth PL2 3DF

TRAVEL:
Buses: 34, 48, 101, 808
Car parking nearby: Milehouse Park and Ride

DATES AND SHOWTIMES:

Thursday 17th December 2020, 7.30pm

Friday 18th December 2020, 5pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 19th December 2020, 12 noon & 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 20th December 2020, 12 noon & 4pm

Monday 21st December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Tuesday 22nd December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Thursday 24th December 2020, 2pm & 5pm

Friday 25th December 2020, CLOSED

Saturday 26th December 2020, 12 noon & 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 27th December 2020, 12 noon & 4pm

Monday 28th December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Tuesday 29th December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Wednesday 30th December 2020, 3pm & 7pm

Thursday 31st December 2020, 2pm & 5pm

Friday 1st January 2021, 2pm & 5pm

Saturday 2nd January 2021, 12 noon & 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 3rd January 2021, 12 noon & 4pm

Friday 8th January 2021, 5pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 9th January 2021, 12 noon & 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 10th January 2021, 12 noon & 4pm

TICKETS AND PRICES:

PREVIEW SHOW (17th Dec): All tickets £8.50 (upgrade to Ringside for extra £3)

2-14 years £13

Adults        £17

Children aged under 2 go free providing they sit on parent or guardian’s lap. Buggy Park is available.

Advance booking is strongly recommended. Book online and check tour dates at zippos.co.uk There is a £1.50 booking fee on all internet and telephone bookings made via SEE TICKETS.

Dial-a-Seat tel: 0871 210 2100 (call charges will apply)

There will be a Circus Box Office open daily on-site from 11th December for enquiries.

Visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show and allow extra time for seating in the socially distanced Big Top. We prefer visitors to wear face coverings (excluding exempt and children under 12).

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Release date: 17 October 2020

 

ZIPPOS CIRCUS SECURES LIFELINE ARTS COUNCIL GRANT

 

THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

 

Zippos Circus, the UK’s favourite touring circus, has been awarded significant funding in the latest allocation of grants from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, administered by The Arts Council England.

The vital funding of over £600,000 will enable the much-loved circus to continue to perform this year and get back on the road across the UK in 2021. Zippos Circus was unable to go out on tour for Easter this year and has been faced with many challenges including having artists from around the world stranded in the UK. The show managed to get back on tour in August, despite huge hurdles, with a critically-acclaimed new production ‘Rebound’ and has since then been touring England with a socially-distanced show and hugely reduced capacity. Zippos biggest annual gig at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not go ahead as the whole event has been cancelled for winter 2020.

The 2020 tour will end in November and the funds will enable the 2021 production to be created ready for touring and provide much needed monies for the business’ infrastructure. 

Martin Burton, Founder and Director of Zippos Circus, commented, 
“This generous grant is a lifeline for us and gives our immediate future certainty after a devastating year even if social distancing measures remain in place well into next year. The circus is a hugely popular, accessible and affordable art form, appealing to a wide audience and for many children is their first introduction to live performance. We are delighted and hugely relieved to have received this grant which will secure our financial viability and set us up for our 2021 tour.”

Zippos Circus is currently touring England and will be at Blackheath, London from Thursday 22nd October until 1st November 2021. Further details on www.zippos.co.uk.

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For further information contact:
Claire Meal 
Tel: 07808 126 418
E: clairemeal@gmail.com

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Press release (13 August 2020)

 

ZIPPOS CIRCUS BACK ON THE ROAD
AND EXTENDS RUN IN BRIGHTON!

Shows at 3pm and 7pm daily until 23rd AUGUST 2020
East Ham 3 – 8 SEPT 2020 and Hampstead Heath 10 – 15 SEPT 2020

Tour runs until end October 2020

Zippos Circus is back on the road following a break due to COVID-19 with the highly-acclaimed Big Top tour Rebound! starring a diverse cast of thrilling artists from around the globe.

And, due to the increased demand for tickets and the popularity of Zippos Circus in Brighton amongst both ‘staycationers’ and locals, the circus has EXTENDED its stay in Brighton for an extra week. See the show at Hove Park Brighton until 23 August before they head for East Ham and then Hampstead Heath, London.

The show is presented by Zippos’ first female Ringmistress – Britain’s own Tracy Jones while our veteran Ringmaster Norman Barrett, 84, takes a break for this season due to COVID-19. Tracy will present a fast-moving spectacle like no other as astonishing acrobats and aerialists, comics and daredevil motorcyclists come together for this year’s colourful production. 

Tracy appears alongside co-star Brazilian showman Paulo Dos Santos, who is a multi-talented comic, acrobat and martial artist – and stands at just over a metre tall.

Returning by popular demand is the famous Globe of Death with its team of motorcyclists performing high-velocity stunts. Plus, amazingly ‘elastic’ tumblers from Kenya; comic antics from French funny man Emilion; nail-biting knife-throwing from the Czech Republic; foot juggling from France; hand-balancing from the Garcia family featuring their talented teenage sons; and high-adrenaline skills via an astonishing Wheel of Steel and an upside-down ‘skywalk’ act. And much more!

COVID -19: The show complies with all COVID-19 health and safety measures including social distancing seating within household/party ‘bubbles’ in the Big Top, enhanced ventilation, PPE for staff, deep cleaning and random non-invasive temperature checks for selected visitors. The wearing of face coverings is voluntary as the audience will all be facing in the same direction.

Martin Burton, Founder and Director of Zippos Circus, commented:
“I cannot tell you how pleased we are to be back on the road again. We have worked tirelessly with the government and public health authorities to get the show back on tour in line with official regulations and guidance and are now confident that we can do so in a COVID-secure manner. The outdoor nature of the circus and well ventilated Big Top plus socially distanced seating and a range of new hygiene and safety measures will all help ensure that Zippos Circus will be a safe place for both our performers and families to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming everybody to our new show."
 
Location: HOVE PARK, GOLDSTONE CRES/WOODRUFF AVE JUNCTION, BRIGHTON BN3 6PJ 

Dates: 11- 23 AUGUST 2020

Show times:
11 Aug Tues: 7pm
12 Aug Wed:  3pm & 7pm
13 Aug Thurs: 3pm & 7pm
14 Aug Fri:     3pm & 7pm
15 Aug Sat:    3pm & 7pm
16 Aug Sun:   3pm & 7pm
17 Aug Mon: 3pm & 7pm
18 Aug Tues: 3pm & 7pm
19 Aug Wed: 3pm & 7pm
20 Aug Thurs: 3pm & 7pm
21 Aug Fri: 3pm & 7pm
22 Aug Sat: 3pm & 7pm
23 Aug Sun: 3pm & 7pm

Sat Nav: BN3 6PJ 
Parking: Car parking nearby
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Location: EAST HAM, CENTRAL PARK, HIGH STREET SOUTH, CENTRAL PARK, LONDON, E6
2ET

Dates: 3 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2020

Show times:
3 Sept Thurs: 7.30pm
4 Sept Fri: 5pm & 7.45pm
5 Sept Sat: 3pm & 7pm
6 Sept Sun: 12noon & 4pm
7 Sept Mon: 5pm & 7.45pm
8 Sept Tues: 6pm

TRAVEL:
Buses: 58, 101, 104, 115, 474
Tube: East Ham (10 mins)
Sat Nav: E6 2ET
Car parking nearby
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Location: HAMPSTEAD HEATH, LOWER FAIRGROUND SITE, EAST HEATH ROAD, LOWER
FAIRGROUND, NW3 1NT

Dates: 10 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2020

Show times:
10 Sept Thurs: 7.30pm
11 Sept Fri: 5pm & 7.45pm
12 Sept Sat: 12noon, 4pm & 7pm
13 Sept Sun: 12noon & 4pm
14 Sept Mon: 5pm and 7.45pm
15 Sept Tues: 6pm


Sat Nav: NW3 1NT
Parking: Car parking nearby
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Tickets and Prices:

FIRST NIGHT ONLY – all tickets £8.50 (upgrade to Ringside for extra £3 available)

2-14 years £13

Adults        £17

Children aged under 2 go free providing they sit on parent or guardian’s lap

 

Advance booking is strongly recommended. Book online and check tour dates at www.zippos.co.uk There is a £1.50 booking fee on all internet and telephone bookings made via SEE TICKETS.

Dial-a-Seat tel: 0871 210 2100 (call charges will apply)

There will be an allocation of tickets available for walk-ups, debit cards only will be accepted.

Visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show.