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Enjoy the Chinese State Circus in Shanklin

Thu 28 Mar 2013

Enjoy the Chinese State Circus in Shanklin

Visitors to the Isle of Wight in May might like to head along to the Shanklin Theatre, where an array of acrobatic and jaw-dropping feats will be performed by the Chinese State Circus.

Taking to the stage at the theatre on the 7th and 8th, the show is entitled Yin Yang and will see 30 Chinese artistes putting on an array of acts, including human juggling, the amazing 'Bicycle Act', dynamic hoop divers, swinging poles, acrobats and the formidable 'The One' - a Shaolin master trained in the deadliest of martial arts.

The London Evening Standard reviewed the show, describing it as "the most exhilarating circus it has ever been my privilege to see", while the Manchester Evening News reported: "Never has such excitement been generated in a theatre ... the whole audience hangs breathless!"

It promises to be a spectacular two hours of thrills for all the family and builds on 2,000 years of Chinese circus tradition.

Admission costs from £22.50 for adults and £17.50 for children. Three shows have been scheduled over the two days that the circus is in town - 20:00 BST on Monday the 7th and at 17:00 and 20:00 on the Tuesday.

Yin and Yang is defined as: "The interaction of two energies in a dynamic system of balance".

It is a fitting title for the performance, as the array of disciplines on display during the show are varied, but all come together to thrill the audience as one.

Other shows that will be taking place at the Shanklin Theatre in the coming weeks include the acclaimed Jack the Ripper - A 21st Century Investigation, which will be shown on April 15th at 19:30 BST.

Put on by retired police officer Trevor Marriott, the two-hour showcase examines evidence from the gruesome murders of five prostitutes in London's Whitechapel in the 1880s, with the audience offered new insights into the possible identity of the infamous killer.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801564492-ADNFCR

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