The circus is coming - traditional skills and entertainment will be on show at Ashby's Bath Grounds

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

18th Sep 2023 | Local Features

Circus Montini will be at the Bath Grounds for five days from next week. Photos: Circus Montini
Circus Montini will be at the Bath Grounds for five days from next week. Photos: Circus Montini

The circus will be in town next week, with shows on five days.

Promoter Tony Hopkins, who is celebrating 40 years of promoting his own circus shows, will bringing his 2023 production of Circus Montini to Ashby.

It will set up on the Bath Grounds from Wednesday, September 27 and will run until Sunday, October 1.

Since the start of his career in 1983, Yorkshireman Tony has promoted and toured family favourites such as Chipperfields Circus, Gerry Cottle's Circus, the Netherlands National Circus, Billy Smart's Circus, Circus Fiesta.

All of which leave behind a good name for the quality of performance, and now he is touring in 2023 with Circus Montini.

A deliberately downsized show has been created to be able to take it to places that do not often see a circus - but without reducing the quality or quantity of the acts or production.

Circus Montini brings spectacular entertainment to towns and cities all over the country.

It follows 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.

Once again, Tony has assembled a strong programme for the 2023 production of Circus Montini.

The show is made up of a fantastic array of top artistes, including a stunning unicyclist from Argentina, jugglers and some brilliant break-dancers from Hungary - along with Antipodiste artistes from Ethiopia.

Circus Montini is a full, fast-moving programme and, of course, includes clowns such as Petro who has joined the show from Ukraine.

Tony said: "The show pays tribute to those early showmen who made circus a social favourite.

"Circus Montini may just have succeeded with a blend of high British standards of presentation and with the excitement of international performance.

"You ain't seen anything like Circus Montini!"


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