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Gerry Cottle's circus WOW!
Gerry Cottle's circus WOW!
From left - Angela Holloway, Tess Balchin and Nicky Wood
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Featuring international illusionists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns and roller-skating daredevils, Gerry Cottle’s circus WOW! is on Southsea Common.

What’s more, its extended the run and is staying until Sunday, September 1.

A show of death-defying tricks and magical acts, the show celebrates 50 years since Gerry ran away and joined the circus ­– there are 50 acts in just 100 minutes.

After Gerry left his suburban London home his circus quickly became one of the most recognisable in Britain.

With many film and television appearances, it was once included in the popular Saturday night show Seaside Special.

Included in the performances are illusionists the Magical Melvilles, roller-skaters, acrobats, 10 performing wizards on one bike and the Robbie Robin rock ‘n’ roll band.

Performance times vary. Tickets start at £8, and children under two go free.

For more information, call 0845 835 5050, go to the on-site box office or visit