Recently we was lucky to run away and join the circus. If you have ever met Jess you will believe it because of the fact that she is crazy enough to be able to join. She is that dangerous and does stunts I am sure she would be accepted as well. I do not think I have ever been to the circus which had been touring while I was a child however, I do remember about 7 years ago going to the Blackpool circus.
We were informed to arrive at the circus 45 minutes before the performance was due to begin. This is something which I would recommend doing as they do let people in 30 minutes before and it is first come first serve when it comes to seating. There is popcorn, hotdogs and drinks to be bought at the start we did manage to purchase a bag of popcorn however, Jess seems to really like it so it didn’t last too long this is something I would recommend doing as half an hour wait can be a long time for little ones. The overall show is around 90 minutes so make sure that they have enough drink for the whole show.
It should be noted that this is a circus performance without any clowns in it. This is great for anyone who has a phobia of clowns. The first act which starts the show was a couple of performers who had their face painted in the dead of the night this was amazing They are on the hamster weeks as you can see but instead of been inside them they are actually on top of them it is not till you are at the show that you can appropriate how fast these are actually travelling at.
Of course, there is the standard wheel and knives trick which always manages to take my breathe away because what if one time if does actually go wrong. There a guy who is called Mr N who is very funny because he does stupid things which are a little bit naughty. You could day that he is a clown even though he is not dressed up like one. He is very funny however, if your child is not that old they may not find some of it funny as it features songs from the past 7 years which they may not remember. I must admit he was really funny and really got the audience laughing as he was so silly.
Of course, there was more within the show however, I do not want to spoil too much should you be going to see the show soon. There is an amazing girl in a trapeze hoop who actually I was actually in awe of I just wish I had her skills. An great light show is also included which did look very impressive I think this is something which Jess loved because her eyes where wide during the whole of the session. Of course, like any good show they had a grand finale which included a tight rope but this is something which I think was my favourite part of the whole show because it managed to keep me on the edge of my seat wondering whether they would be able to do this which they were attempting.
I was worried that taking Jess who is not actually 3 yet that she would get bored and it would be an unpleasant experience for everyone. Due to waiting 30 minutes in the tent before the show and combined with it been close to her nap time. Jess did actually fall asleep for a period however, this was not due to her been bored it was more because she was so tired. There is a lot of audience interactions which is amazing and keeps everyone engaged.
All tickets to The Paulos Circus are £7 a seat which is really good value. The show lasts 90 minutes which is not too long for the little ones to be honest. I think Jess could would normally be able to stay awake and due to it not having an interval it means that they do not lose distractions and demand more food. For sure I know Jess would have demanded another drink and popcorn.
The Paulos Circus is in York at Roko Health Club till the 13th May and then goes to Pontefract Farmer Copleys from the 24th May till 3rd June this included the school holidays. For more info, visit The Paulos Circus on Facebook or call 07508 584811.
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We was gifted these tickets in order to review the circus