THE UK’s favourite family circus is back with a bang for 2022 featuring acts from all over the world and several performances in Chard.

The John Lawson’s Circus is coming to Chard later this month.

Act this year include; The Incredible Salsky Family on the Rolling Globes, Miss Bettina from France with her Footjuggling, From Spain Duo A & M Quick Change, Our Aerial Angel Miss Chelsea, Wild on Wheels The Duo Santus From France, The Salvador Brothers From Spain.

Chard & Ilminster News: The circus will be in Chard from July 14 to July 17The circus will be in Chard from July 14 to July 17

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And for the first time ever on JLC The Wheel Of Death with The Salvadors.

And not forgetting Bippo The Clown as he causes chaos and mayhem, plus Mr Slinky, Magic, Plate Spinning, and more.

The circus will be in town from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17 as part of its 2022 tour.

The John Lawson’s Circus features performers from all around the world and its history began almost 50 years ago in Kent.

It was founded in 1974 by ringmaster ‘Captain’ John Lawson.

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A message on the circus’ website read Captain John bought a small second-hand ‘flower show’ marquee and with one Bedford lorry began touring the country with the possibly the smallest Circus in the land.

From the first venue Hadlow Playing Field, Hadlow near Tonbridge, Kent in September 1980 the show was again well received and has since grown both in size and reputation to its current position.

The website also said: “Sadly, Captain John passed away in November 1985 and the show is now run by his son, Niven and his daughter, Beth.

They have endeavoured to continue the original aim of the show – to bring traditional live entertainment to smaller communities up and down the country most of which do not normally receive a great deal.”

The circus will perform at Jocelyn Park in Chard on July 14 at 4.30pm and 7.30pm; on Friday, July 15 at 4.30pm and 7.30pm; on Saturday, July 16 at 2pm and 5pm; and on Sunday, July 17 at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

For more information about the circus and on how to book tickets, visit their website here.

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