Roll up, roll up! Planet Circus is in Melton

Planet Circus is in Melton's Play Close Park this week PHOTO: Supplied
Planet Circus is in Melton's Play Close Park this week PHOTO: Supplied

Death defying stunts, wild west whip cracking and plenty of clowning around is on offer this week as a circus rolls into town.

Planet Circus has pitched its big top in Melton’s Play Close Park.

The travelling show which kicked off yesterday will be at the site until Sunday.

Among the thrilling acts will be the Brophy family of three from Australia with a Country and Western act, Mona Lisa from Romania with a silks act and The Faltyny family with a whirlwind axe and knife throwing act.

There will also be a performance from Peter Pavlov, who is Europe’s youngest stunt rider. As seen on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014, this act features five motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph.

Ringmaster Paul Martinez said: “Year after year the show just gets better and better. We’ve gone from being one of the smallest, to one of the the biggest shows in the UK in just 7 years.

“We have a fantastic following and we hope the people of Melton are as excited to see us as we are to see them.”

Planet Circus shows run at 5pm and 7.30pm on weekdays, 2pm and 5pm on Saturday and 1pm and 3.30pm on Sunday.

Ticket prices start at just £25 for a family of four and can be purchased from www.ticketweb.co.uk or bought at the ticket office on site daily from from 9.30am to 8pm.