Circus of Horrors rolls into Bromley
PUBLISHED: 11:52 06 January 2012
He was born into the circus and learnt fire-eating at the age of 11 – now the founder of the act which made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s got Talent is bringing his bizarre extravaganza to Bromley.
Dr Haze and his medley of awesomely horrid acts are set to descend upon The Churchill theatre for one night only on January 22 when rock ‘n’ roll freak-show Circus of Horrors rolls into town.
The show, which shocks and wows in equal measure, features a trapeze artist hung solely from her partner’s hair, a contortionist who can fire a bow and arrow with her feet and a neon-tube sword swallower.
You know you are in for a good night out when the blurb reads ‘imagine if Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque de Soleil then you would only be half way there.’
Dr Haze explains: “It’s an amazing show. You will see things that you don’t see anywhere else in the world.
“If people don’t come along and see it then they will be missing a rare treat. You don’t see this type of thing often.”
Dr Haze concocted the show as a way to reconcile his love of rock ‘n’ roll with the circus.
He says: “When I was 11 my parents took me to Ireland where my dad made me learn fire-eating in one day so we could put on a show. He had promised people there would be a fire-eater- it was a baptism of fire, excuse the pun.
“I later left the circus and started a band when I was about 20 as I really loved rock ‘n’roll. Then 16 years ago I decided to combine both with Circus of Horrors.”
Speaking about the act’s success on Britain’s Got Talent, he says: “We wanted to do it our way. We got called controversial but we did not want to water it down for mainstream television and luckily we didn’t have to because Simon Cowell loved it.”
The show was conceived 16 years ago at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has since gone on to tour the world in major venues and festivals, including an arena tour of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Holland and Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
Tickets cost £13-£29 and are available from www.atgtickets.com.