A circus like you have never seen with a difference

Circus Insane takes to the stage for one night only at Melton Theatre on February 8 featuring number one freakshow artist Doc Insane, writes Phillipa Davies.

The former Brooksby Melton College student trained in

performing arts back in the mid-1990s and is delighted to be returning to the theatre – although this time with an extremely different act.

Doc said: "It's always great to come back to Melton. I come back quite a lot to perform with Legends (Melton's medieval jousting troupe) and hope to use this show as a platform to launch Circus Insane."

Crowds can expect to see Doc sandwiched between nail beds, place his face in freshly broken glass and ask a member of the audience to stand on the back of his head.

Another show shocker is the 'human dartboard' where Doc encourages someone to throw darts at his back.

The 29-year-old will star alongside ex-Cirque Du Solei and top international performers Acts Fly who will wow the crowds with their stunning aerial and acrobatic


Both acts are to be kept in line by celebrity ringmaster Ed Tudor-Pole, the punk rock singer,

formerly of the Sex Pistols and Tenpole Tudor.

"We're expecting this show to explode into something much

bigger than it already is," said Doc who plans to take the show on the road later this year.

For those of you wanting to see a different side of Doc, look out for his murderous monk in the new series of BBC1's Torchwood, but don't expect to see his freakshow on TV – Channel 4 bosses deemed it too extreme when he was booked to appear on Charlotte Church's chat show.

Circus Insane contains scenes and language deemed of an adult nature, so it is at the discretion of parents whether to bring children.

The show is on Friday, February 8, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost 12 for adults and concessions are 10. For the box office call (01664) 851111.

* The next show at Melton Theatre will be In The Jungle by Misiuda Academy of Dance on Saturday, February 2 at 2pm and 7pm. Look out for our preview in next week's Freetime.