Win a double pass to see the show

Goldie the Clown is ready to make you laugh at Circus Joseph Ashton.
Goldie the Clown is ready to make you laugh at Circus Joseph Ashton.

Joseph Ashton’s traditional circus, with a contemporary twist, has set up its iconic big top tent at Percy Doyle Reserve, Duncraig, from October 20 to November 3.

Pre-performance demonstrations will include circus owner and performer Joseph Ashton and his niece Dante Ashton (12), reviving an old family tradition of trick-riding and world-renowned animal trainer Zelie Bullen showing her training methods with dogs, a Shetland pony and Merlin the baby mule.

‘Feats of derring-do on horseback are the foundation of the modern circus,’ Ashton said.

The Ashton brothers’ will perform a knockabout routine and audiences are predicted to be kept on the edge of their seats as Jordan Ashton presents the only triple somersault on a flying trapeze, while Joseph Ashton will forward somersault on the outside of the Wheel of Death.

– The Times and Circus Joseph Ashton is giving away 10 double passes to one of the shows. Write to: The Times Circus Competition, 16 Clarke Crescent, Joondalup 6027. On the envelope back write your name and contact details or email wt@communitynews.com.au