Roll up, roll up for all the funof the circus

Are you ready for somersaults, clowns, double-jointed ladies, high-wire accordion

Moscow State Circus aerial act.
Moscow State Circus aerial act.

players, gigantic bubbles and lovable buffoons?

Then ‘roll up, roll up’ for the world-renowned Moscow State Circus, transforming Buxton Opera House into a big top from Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31.

With a new show inspired by Russian folklore, Moscow State Circus’ Zhelaniy isloosely based on the story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, ‘the flower with seven colours’, by Benjamin Losin. Each petal represents a wish and forms the perfect backdrop for eye-popping performers to bring the magic of the circus alive.

Introduced by the lovable buffoons Wizard Wako and his crazy sidekick Natalia, audiences will be blown away watching the award-winning Ruban (a 13-person springboard troupe), a high wire ballerina and beautiful daredevil aerial divas. There’s an enchanted garden full of mystery and wonder and some of the bendiest people on the planet.

Perfect for families, the show is an eye-popping spectacle with a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire-walking and even roller-skating.

Tickets are priced at £28. Call the box office on 01298 72190 or visit