There will be colour, acrobats. even lasers at the Continental Circus Berlin by the sea in Lancing this week.
Performers from across the world will gather beneath the show’s big top to wow audiences with aerial displays, balancing acts, comedy and juggling. Attendees will also get the chance to see the circus’ latest sensation - Laser Man.
The animal-free circus runs Thursday to Monday on Beach Green, Lancing, putting on two shows each day.
“I was a gymnast before the circus, I made the change eight years ago”, said handstand artist Attila Fa’bia’n, 30.
Mr Fa’bia’n, from Hungary, enjoys the artistic side of the circus and decided to learn after his gymnastics club closed down.
“My parents were also artists”, said fellow Hungarian Turo Dominik, 20, who forms the other half of a double act with Mr Fa’bia’n.
While moving every week is tough, Mr Dominik says there is lots to appreciate about working in a circus, and enjoys the audience applauding after his performances.
Kevin Chavez, from Portugal, works as a clown, juggling and spinning plates dressed in a chef’s uniform.
“I was born into the circus”, Mr Chavez said, whose family were all involved.
He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps, who also worked as a clown.
He enjoys the audience’s reactions and the travelling involved in the show. Mr Chavez, whose favourite place on his tours so far has been London, also loves the area by the seaside where the circus is set up during its time in Lancing.
Tickets for the circus can be purchase online or at the box office on Beach Green.