Get ready for a circus that's darker, scarier and crazier than any one you've seen before. The Circus of Horrors are bringing their devilish circus to town with their show Voodoo to Southampton's O2 Guildhall on Friday the 2nd of February.
In your stereotypical circus, there are probably a few lions jumping through flaming hoops, some popcorn and peanuts, and maybe even a handful of clowns crammed inside a tiny car. But with companies like Cirque du Soleil, our ideas of what a circus is and can be has certainly changed. It's less about the big tops, and more about the theatre. The Circus of Horrors have definitely put their own spin on circus performing.
Voodoo starts with a Ouija board, setting of a curse that releases creatures of the night onto city streets. There are some bizarre body bending acts, but this magic is much darker than anything you'd see at Cirque du Soleil. Expect plenty of fire, tattoos, chains, a little bit of gore and a fair bit of skin. The whole thing is backed by a loud and heavy rock track, and plenty of circus excitement with a dark twist.
This is an adults only production, not just because it's a little dark or spooky, but because the show is very much aimed at an adult audience. There's a bit of language, and a bit of nudity. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Circus of Horrors also recommend that "people of a nervous disposition, chavs and sissies" stay very, very far away.
Tickets are available from the O2 Guildhall website. Ticket prices start at £23.25 and prices vary based on your selected seats.
Ticket Prices: Tiered Stalls Rows HH-KK (Side Seats)£23.25 Tiered Stalls Rows BB-KK£26.65 Stalls Rows B-U£30.25 Book Tickets Online Now
The O2 Guildhall is located in Southampton's Cultural Quarter on West Marlands Road. Visit their website for more information on upcoming shows.