The circus comes to town

TRAPEZE artists, fire-breathers, clowns, magicians and Vegas Showgirls are just some of the acts who will be showcasing their talents during a three-day stay at Robin Park.

Circus Vegas gave the Wigan Evening Post exclusive access to the big top before the curtain-up.

The Circus Vegas Showgirls and Blake 'Blakey The Clown' Richardson

The Circus Vegas Showgirls and Blake 'Blakey The Clown' Richardson

And behind all the showmanship the artists admit that it’s certainly not all glamour behind the scenes.

Head Vegas Showgirl Teresa Peddie has been touring with the company since June and said it has been the best decision she ever made. But despite her love for the circus she confesses that times can sometimes get tough.

The 24-year-old said: “It has been so hard adapting to the lifestyle here as we’re on the road all of the time.

“But I wouldn’t change it for the world! Being in the circus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I absolutely love it. I feel like everybody here now is my family - we all get on so well. And the bosses are fantastic which is half of the battle.”

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