The Great Moscow Circus: fun and daredevil acts combine for Extreme show

Loic Spencley (Flair Riders) and clown Walison Muh. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Loic Spencley (Flair Riders) and clown Walison Muh. Photo: Martin Kennealey

SIX months ago, Loic Spencley ran away to join the circus.

The Russian-born motorbike rider is using his riding skills to travel Australia with The Great Moscow Circus, which kicked off its run in Stirling last night.

Spencley entertains crowds with his tricks and jumps, along with the nail-biting Globe of Death act at the show’s end.

He and resident clown Walison Muh, who has been a circus performer for 14 years, also team up in an act they said took just one day to rehearse.

Both agree the current Extreme show is impressive and appeals to people of all ages, with Spencley saying it attracted “more and more teenagers”.

Despite having lived the circus life for so long, Brazilian Muh still finds it fun.

“Whenever you perform you forget about everything,” he said.

“My job is to make people laugh and I’m having fun myself.”

The Great Moscow Circus is at Hertha Reserve in Stirling until March 3.