IT SEEMS to be the season for circus and the latest to arrive are the stars from the Moscow State Circus.
They bring with them Babushkin Sekret, a new show inspired by the legend of the 12 Chairs.
This then is a circus performance that has a strong narrative as well as eye-popping aerial artists, acrobats, a skating troupe, jugglers, a contortionist and of course, clowns.
The circus plays St George’s Hall in Bradford from January 29-31 and brings with it a mammoth cast of Russia's greatest and most talented circus artistes, many of whom have never performed in Britain,
The show is set in Soviet Russia and follows a humble desk clerk, whose grandmother reveals, on her deathbed, that her family jewellery had been hidden from the Bolsheviks in one of the 12 chairs from the family’s dining set. The chairs had been seized by the government after the Russian Revolution and a treasure hunt soon starts to track down the missing chairs.
The show features aerial performer Yana Alievia, described as the Queen of Russian circus, the whirlwind acrobatic troupe, the Rubsovs, The Doktorov who fly and spiral in the apex of the auditorium, plus the roller skating troupe, the Flying Veslovski and a pair of award-winning clowns.
For tickets and more details call the box office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk (booking fees apply)