Circus with French flavour comes to Rye this week

Circus Poster
Circus Poster

THE Famous Santus Cirque de France arrived in Rye this week and the big top will be at Salts Farm until Sunday September 1.

They are the eighth generation of their family to excel in the circus arts.

The new all-human production is entitled Trapeze and features international artistes from Colombia, Romania, the Czech Republic and Britain and France.

Performances run for around two hours, and features flying trapeze, high wire, knife-throwing, juggling, a mystifying quick-change act, and gentle friendly clowning under a colourful heated big top.

Ernest and Roger Santus are members of some of France’s most illustrious circus families. Taking on almost every sort of skill and presentation, from hand-balancing and trapeze to unicycling, juggling, and acrobatics, they’ve performed across Europe and in Asia, and they’ve won top prizes at the prestigious Monte Carlo Circus Festival.

Prices start from £9 but look out for discount vouchers to get money off. A Family Ticket for two adults and two children costs £40.