THE circus is coming to a town near you next month.

Circus promoter Tony Hopkins, celebrates 40 years of promoting his own Circus shows, by bringing his 2023 production of Circus Montini to the Scottish Borders for 14 shows over nine days

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Since the start of his career in 1983 – Yorkshire man Tony Hopkins has promoted and toured family favourites such as Chipperfields Circus, Gerry Cottle's Circus, the Netherlands National Circus, Billy Smarts Circus, Circus Fiesta. All of which always leave behind a good name for the quality of performance, and now touring in 2023 Circus Montini.

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A deliberately down-sized show has been created to be able to take the show to places that do not often see a circus but without reducing the quality or quantity of the acts or production.

Circus Montini brings spectacular entertainment to towns and cities all over the country, It follows in the wheel tracks of those great circuses of the past and is returning to the ethos of taking a family show to the people, creating a memorable experience on their doorstep.

Once again Tony has assembled a very strong programme for the 2023 production.

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The show is made up of a fantastic array of really top artistes including a stunning unicyclist from Argentina, jugglers and some brilliant break-dancers from Hungary, Antipodiste artistes from Ethiopia, the amazing contortionist Stefany Narballes (a huge star in Cuba.) Circus Montini very full, fast-moving programme and, of course, includes clowns such as Petro who has joined the show from Ukraine.”

Paying a kind of tribute to those early showmen who made circus a social favourite. Circus Montini may just have succeeded with a blend of high British standards of presentation and with the excitement of international performance.”

The shows will be at:

Peebles, Victoria Park: August 1st to 3rd Showtimes: Tuesday - 2.30pm & 7pm, Wednesday - 2.30pm & 7pm and Thursday - 2.30pm only.

Melrose, Gibson Park: August 4th to 6th Showtimes Friday - 7pm only, Saturday - 2.30pm & 6pm and Sunday - 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Jedburgh, Lothian Park: August 7th to 9th Showtimes Monday - 7pm only, Tuesday - 2.30pm & 7pm and Wednesday - 2.30pm only