The DaSilva Marionette Circus

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... the Circus has come to town! Come and be amazed by aerial acrobatics on the flying trapeze, spectacular cycling stunts, trampolining ups and downs, and laugh at the antics of the cheeky clowns, one of whom takes the joke that bit too far - with disastrous consequences!

 

The DaSilva marionette circus troupe has been delighting audiences of all ages, around the world, for almost half a century.

 

Each of the one third life-size marionettes has been individually crafted to perform its own feat of dazzling dexterity, on the big top stage. This traditional family show, now in its second generation, has been brought right up to date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus. This 35 minute show uses no less than 16 beautifully crafted trick marionettes and integrates the puppeteers into the circus performance, creating a buoyant and memorable piece of theatre for all ages.

 

This traditional family show, now in its second generation, has been brought right up to date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus. Originally constructed by Ray and Joan DaSilva founders of Norwich Puppet Theatre the show has been resurrected by their son Nik Palmer, an award winning puppeteer, and Sarah Rowland-Barker, former circus performer with Snapdragon and No Fit State Circus. 

 

Tickets are £8 adults and £6 children, available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre: 01308 424901 / online.
Shows are at 11am and 3pm, with doors opening 30 mins before each show.