I'm impressed when performers can do amazing tricks that I'd have no hope in hell of ever doing, but the slap-stick comedy that padded the show just wasn't up my alley. I reckon that old school 'look at me, I got hit by a broom and fell over' act is too outdated.
I wasn't a massive fan of the animal acts either. And I'm still not even sure how I feel about having those in a circus. They were just dogs, ponies and goats, but I'd rather see humans do the amazing stunts.
A dog jumping over hurdles? Whatever.
The good bits were the death-defying acts like the Wheel of Death where one of the Ashtons does a flip on a spinning wheel, the trapeze acts and the juggling.
Maybe you and your kids might love it, but my three year old and I were a bit bored. Guess it didn't help that it was hot inside that tent.
It's not an expensive day out so go for it if it's your thing. But next time, I won't bother.
I think that's a bit of an unfair review. People can sometimes be a bit too harshly critical of circus entertainment,my family thought it was an excellent show!
My kids loved the happy well cared for animals and we were amazed at the skill of the performers.