The Gorilla Circus is returning to Dreamland this month (May) and will be entertaining visitors through until September.
In celebration of the first UK circus 250 years ago and the park’s own history, Dreamland Margate has announced the circus will be back onsite as part of a programme of entertainment throughout the summer.
Gorilla Circus provides a high-octane outdoor show on an impressive circus set up. Combining aerial, high wire, trapeze and other “fly by the sea of your pants” circus spectacles, the performers can be can be seen training on their circus rig, set up on the large events site at Dreamland from May 5.
They will be preparing and rehearsing for the twice-daily shows at 1.30pm and 4.30pm, which they will perform during opening hours at Dreamland from May 26. In residence at the park until September 2, the circus will be included in all of the entry options. Dreamland members go free.
Performers from Gorilla Circus will also be running a week-long circus school from August 13-17. This will include clowning, trampoline, aerial and trapeze skills for 11-25-year-olds to learn and enjoy. Tickets will go on sale soon.
Following their hugely popular appearances at Dreamland in the Summer of last year, the Coasters Touring Network will be bringing another series of international artistes to the park in August.
The return of Circus Wednesdays will include favourites Dizzy O’Dare – who wowed the crowds with his Giant Balloon Show in 2017- and The Strong Lady, who combines muscle and grace as she presents an elegant array of feats of strength.
New acts for this year include 8 Songs – a series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs. Jessica Arpin’s ‘Kalabaz’ will also give performances combining poetry, clown and circus, with acrobatics on a canary-yellow bike all while speaking backwards!
Motionhouse and NoFit State Circus will bring together their unique styles in BLOCK – a collaboration which sees 20 oversized blocks deconstructed and reformed into an variety of shapes for performers to play on, move with and explore.
Circus Wednesday performances are included within all park entry options.
Rebecca Ellis, Senior Creative Producer at Dreamland, said: “Circus is something we have wanted to bring to Dreamland for some time. We’re very excited to be showcasing it in such a wide range of ways and using a variety of the spaces we have around the park.
“Dreamland has such a unique entertainment offering and it’s particularly special to be curating these events and celebrating the history of the park.”
Park entry options at https://www.dreamland.co.uk/