PREVIEW – Moscow State Circus (and competition)

Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus – Babushkins Secret

As part of the Edinburgh 2011 Fringe and inspired by the legend of ‘THE 12 CHAIRS’, the new Moscow State Circus show takes us on an incredible journey in the company of – without a doubt – the greatest circus performers on earth.

Housed at the Ocean Terminal Big Top a mammoth cast of Russia’s greatest and most talented circus artistes, many of which have never performed in Britain, transform the most famous circus in the world, combining contemporary and classical circus in way never before witnessed.

The newly devised show includes the beautiful queen of Russian circus, Yana Alievia on a revolving aerial chandelier; the breathtaking Stalkions (three men and two girls walk, back flip and perform unbelievable pyramids 30 feet in the air on the legendary high wire); the Whirlwind Rubsovsm troupe who acrobatically catapult themselves across and high into the big top at breakneck speed; the juggling Sherbakovs on the reverse pyramid of St Petersburg; the Doktrovs, flying and spiraling in the apex of the auditorium with grace, beauty and elegance; the unbelievable vertical pole balancing of The Alikanov and the high flying bouncing bamboo bravados of The Perushkins.

Circus clown

If all this isn’t enough to keep you on the edge of your seats, then the hilarious clowns, Valik & Valerik will have you falling off them with laughter.

Add to this the sensational production that is housed in a specially designed chapiteau big top and is uniquely domed to accommodate the complex rigging for the aerial acts, it is supported by only four ‘king’ poles so as not to obscure the audience’s view.

Times and dates of performances vary, please check the Fringe website for exact timings.


We have an incredible 10 sets of 4 tickets to give away worth over £1100.

All you have to do is send an email to stating ‘I would love win tickets to the Moscow State Circus’ to be entered into the draw or head over to our facebook page and ‘like’ the relevant competition post.

The closing date for this competition is Monday 11th July.

Winners will be notified by email after this time.

If you don’t win tickets in our competition, you can take advantage of our special 2 for 1 offer for the Moscow State Circus show by downloading and printing this voucher.

Terms and conditions

Tickets can be used for any day except weekend performances.

You must produce the guest ticket at the box-office on the day of the show you wish to attend. One winning tickets is valued at £112 and admits 4 people. You can use the tickets in any combination i.e 3 adults 1 child, 2 children 2 adults, or 4 adults. You must arrive in plenty of time.

These terms and conditions are clearly stated on the ticket and Edinburgh Spotlight cannot be held responsible for any errors in using the tickets on non-applicable days.

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