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A world-class line-up of international performers have been announced for returning smash-hit Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

The production will be taking place this Christmas, seeing Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade (award-winning magician David Williamson) and his two lovable elephant puppets, alongside new act The Russian Bar and many more.

The show runs from 16 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, bringing joy and laughter to families of all ages.

Joining the Circus 1903 family is new act The Russian Bar, performed by Ukraine trio Tymofii Chemko, Oleksii Balakhchy and Mykola Mykytchyn. Their balance and acrobatics are unrivalled, as the duo perform fearless feats of equilibristic exploits with courageous concentration and consummate composure.

Further acts include The Daring Desafios, a foursome of Brazilian teeterboard daredevils João Guilherme de Lima Siqueira, Luan de Souza Vieira, Leonardo Louzada de Freitas and Vinicius Vasconcelos da Silveira, legendary balancing act Rola Bola by The Sensational Sozonov, performed by Russian artist Mikhail Sozonov, The Cycling Cyclone, performed by German artist Florian Blummel, Ethiopian contortionist The Elastic Dislocationist (Senayet Asefa Amare), aerial artist duo The Flying Fredonis, performed by Russian artists Daria Shelest and Vadym Pankevych, the Russian Cradle featuring performances from Les Incredibles (Olavo Rocha Muniz and Denise Torres de Souza), juggler The Great Gaston (Roberto Carlos), Ethiopian duo The Remarkable Risleys (Abiy Saleamlak Negash and Seife Desta Buser) and Russian Rolling Ball Hula Hoopist Mademoiselle Natalia (Natalia Leontieva).

Following dizzying new levels of awe and wonder in 2019, The Wheel of Death will also return for 2021.

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