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BIG BROTHER HIJACKS CIRCUS OF HORRORS STARS Just prior to the arrival of The Circus of Horrors at the New Theatre, Cardiff from 31 January – 2 February, two of its leading stars have been hijacked by Big Brother! Acrobats Emilia and Victor Arata have left Doktor Haze and his asylum of circus acts to enter the Big Brother House as part of E4’s spin off show Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack.

The siblings astounded audiences in the summer tour of The Circus of Horrors with their jaw-dropping aerial gymnastics. Victor, whom Ladbrokes have at odds on favourite to win Big Brother, played the part of the Jesuit priest in The Circus of Horrors. Whilst his sister Emilia portrayed the character of Ragen, a young innocent who runs away from home to join the circus.

Emilia and her elder brother come from seven generations of circus performers and are reknowned for their mesmirising and highly dangerous rollerskating act, which they performed as part of The Circus of Horrors.

Dr Haze, the creator of the show, is fully supportive of the siblings Big Brother debut. “They are both brilliant performers but Emilia in particular is an outstanding actress, she has supermodel looks and she is really one to look out for in the future, I wish them all the best in the Big Brother house, I’m sure they will do really well”.

The Circus of Horrors has been running for 13 years, touring throughout Europe and beyond. Now Doktor Haze returns with a brand new show: The Asylum. Still featuring all the popular favourites such as Dan The Demon Dwarf, the circus acts are entrapped in a macabre mad house until they escape and run amok in Paris! Packed with oddities, fakirs and death-defying acts, The Circus of Horrors continues to astound and entertain.

The show, which then featured Emilia and Victor, sold out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It comes to the New Theatre, Cardiff as part of a new tour from Thursday 31 January – Saturday 2 February. Although The Circus of Horrors is most certainly tongue-in-cheek it is strictly adults only fun!

The Circus of Horrors: The Asylum
New Theatre, Cardiff
Thursday 31 January – Saturday 2 February
Thursday 8.00pm; Friday & Saturday 6.00pm & 9.00pm
Tickets range from £8 - £22
Friday & Saturday 6pm performances Two for the price of One.
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
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