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Moscow State Circus set to somersault into Gravesend theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:19 09 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:19 09 January 2014

The Moscow State Circus.

The Moscow State Circus.

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There will be somersaults, high-wire acrobatics and clowning around aplenty as The Moscow State Circus arrives at The Woodville in Windmill Street, Gravesend, next month.

The latest show, Park Gorkogo, is inspired by the Russian legend of the 12 chairs - the basis of a 1927 satirical novel by Ilf and Petrov.

Combining contemporary and classical circus skills, the mammoth cast now includes the “Queen of Russian Circus” Yana Alievia on a revolving aerial chandelier.

She is joined by the whirlwind Robsovsm troupe, who will acrobatically catapult themselves at breakneck speeds, as well as the juggling Sherbakovs and the high-flying Doktrov.

Aside from incredible feats of strength and grace, there is also the slapstick antics of clowns Splendid Pavlik and Klava - designed to leave audiences with split sides.

The circus will perform three shows over two days from Saturday, February 22. Tickets cost £20, or £16 for concessions, call 01474 337 774 or visit woodville.co.uk.

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