Circus with twists

Glamour shoes are a fashion must for trapeze artist Bekki Ashton.
Glamour shoes are a fashion must for trapeze artist Bekki Ashton.

Among the many acts are the uni-cycling Ashton brothers, who will join their father on the all-new wheel of death.

Joseph Ashton said there was plenty for families at the circus, sponsored by the Act-Belong-Commit health campaign.

�We want families to come along, forget all their troubles and have fun with us for a while.�

He said visitors were on the edge of their seats when Jordan Ashton presented the only triple somersault on a flying trapeze in an Australian circus. Not to be outdone, Joseph Ashton will perform a forward somersault on the outside of the wheel of death.

The classic and contemporary mix of acts features jugglers, acrobats and Goldie the Clown, with pony rides available to young visitors during the interval.

The circus will be in town next to Bert Hawke Oval from August 28 to September 6.