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Sunday, September 3, 2017


Direct from Russia and for the first time in South Africa

Hot on the heels of the announcement of SPLASH! – THE WATER CIRCUS visiting South Africa for the first time, direct from Russia, for a nationwide tour which opened at Silverstar Casino in August, comes the news that the second leg of the tour will be in KwaZulu-Natal from mid-September to mid-November.

SPLASH! – The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above - a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.

Onlookers will gasp as they watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks all take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.

In addition to all the circus acts which viewers are accustomed to seeing, the show also has a full team of synchronized swimmers who add to the magic of the performance. Their disciplined and well-trained displays are one of the reasons why the show is considered to be so unique.

This circus is totally free of animals and showcases the extreme talent and capabilities of the human body in an action-packed show presented around the custom-built pool ensuring a truly memorable audience experience.

SPLASH! – The Water Circus will take place at three venues across KZN:

DURBAN: The Big Top at Suncoast from September 22 to October 21.

PIETERMARITZBURG: The Big Top at Golden Horse Casino from October 27 to November 5.

NEWCASTLE: The Big Top at Blackrock Casino from November 9 to 12.

Performances at all three KZN venues are Thursdays and Fridays at 20h00, Saturdays at 11h00, 15h00 and 19h00, Sundays at 11h00 and 15h00.

Ticket prices range from R100 – R375 and bookings are through Computicket at or by calling 0861 915 8000.

Says Matthew Cook, SA producer; “We wanted to take this unique entertainment experience to as many South Africans as possible while the circus is visiting from Russia, so we are thrilled that we were able to secure three popular venues in KwaZulu-Natal as well, as part of the nationwide tour.”

NB: No children under 2 will be allowed into the auditorium and most especially no babes in arms.

Also Twitter: @splashcircusSA and Hashtag: #SplashCircus