The thrills and spills

THE circus comes to town this week when Uncle Sam’s American Circus takes up residence at Bakewell Showground from Wednesday through to Sunday.

The show offers two hours of non-stop action and laughter for all the family and is visiting Bakewell as part of its current UK tour.

Wheel Of Death artistes Los Marinos kick off the proceedings with some incredible stunts, followed by the Andre Troupe and their springboard presentation, Pepino the clown’s side-splitting antics, trampoline champion Raul Jiminez and head balancer Miss Kremena.

Also featured will be the Kirow Brothers with their unusual bungee act, the Duo Garcia with their spectacular aerial rocket, high wire daredevils, and Miss Vicky with her spectacular sword and dagger balancing.

There are two performances each day and tickets are available from the onsite box office, open from 9.30am to 8pm.