MANY of us will have daydreamed about running away and joining a circus – but for one flexible woman it’s all part of the day job.
For when Stephanie Randal, from Portsmouth, saw The Circus of Horrors on stage at the Kings Theatre in Southsea, she knew it was the show for her.
The horror-themed rock ’n’ roll circus show is not for the faint-hearted.
And 27-year-old Stephanie plays one half of the scary Sinister Sisters – a synchronised aerial act that is performed with her ‘twin’ Stephanie Mercury.
She said: ‘I always love coming back to Portsmouth.
‘I have a lot of childhood memories and I’ve still got a lot of friends there so it will be great to see them all again.’
Stephanie, a talented aerialist, was brought up in her father’s traditional circus but as she got older she realised that she was looking for something more radical and applied for the job with the Circus of Horrors.
She said: ‘My dad has a circus which travelled around schools but with that it was all smiles and rainbows.
‘This is completely different – it’s blood, rock ‘n’ roll and swearing. That’s why I wanted to do it.’
Stephanie’s friends and her family will be in the audience watching the show, which comes to the Kings Theatre in Southsea tomorrow.
The Circus of Horrors became famous in 2011 when part of its act reached the finals of ITV show Britain’s Got Talent.
Last year saw another giant leap for the show when it began a series of dates in London’s West End, becoming the first circus to appear in a West End theatre for 100 years.
Each year the show has a different theme and this year’s tour The Night of the Zombie is set in a decrepit London, plagued by zombies.
The show includes bizarre circus acts including sword swallowers, knife throwers, fire eaters, a demon dwarf and much more.
It will be on stage at The Kings at 7.30pm tomorrow and then at Southampton Guildhall on Friday, February 20.
For more information go online at circusofhorrors.co.uk