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Roll Up… Iceland’s Circus Is Coming To Town

Published May 19, 2017

This summer, Sirkus Íslands (Circus Iceland) brings three new shows to Reyjkavík after crowdfunding Iceland’s first big-top back in 2014. The show kicks off on 6th July, offering a mix of your typical circus shit (clowns, people on silts) with NSFW burlesque and adult humour. Fear not. If you’re with child, “Little Circus” is there to amuse young and adult visitors alike.

Just ask Paul Wishes. He left this rather bizarre comment on the group’s Facebook page, “I laughed, folded my hands, stepped down my legs, rubbed my lips (what?), and took a breath of excitement and fascination with Sirkus Íslands yesterday. I did not know what I expected – but this is a brilliant shock for the whole family.”

In 2014, Iceland’s circus scene took off after Wally the Clown (yes, really) took 12,000,000 Króna ($120,000 USD) to Italy to buy a massive tent.

Since then, more than 40,000 people around the country have seen the show. Check it out for yourself at Klambratún in Reykjavik from 6th – 30th July.

For more information go here.


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