THE circus is coming to town and we’re offering you the chance to come and enjoy all the fun of the big top.

And along with VIP tickets, our first prize winner will also have their very own big top circus musical toy worth �150 to enjoy after the awe-inspiring acts have moved on.

The award-winning Zippo’s Circus is coming to Baldock Road Recreation ground, Letchworth GC for performances from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 April, and then to Butts Close, Hitchin, from Saturday April 28 to Tuesday May 1.

The famous circus company’s new 2012 production, entitled ‘Gold’, is for all the family. Zippo’s has been highly praised for its contribution to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, an event where they have appeared for the past three years.

For 2012 Zippo’s welcome back equestrian princess Yasmine Smart. Yasmine is acknowledged as the First Lady of Circus, and her personality and elegance are as amazing as her gentle and beautiful equestrian presentations.

Audiences will thrill to the sight and sound of powerful motorbikes in the nerve-tingling and death-defying globe of death, the three riders sealed inside a steel-mesh ball as they hurtle past one another at 60mph - while a young lady stands in the centre.

Award-winning French clowns the Duo Delbosq join Zippo’s for the first time. There are Russian comic acrobats on a huge bike, the awe-inspiring acrobatics of Kenya’s ‘Zulu Warriors’, Germaine foot-juggling live flames on her Harley, and lots, lots more besides.

The show is presented as always by Norman Barrett MBE, the world’s greatest Ringmaster.

For performance times and discount tickets log on to

To mark the visit of Zippo’s circus we have a fantastic competition with the first prize being a beautiful model Musical Box Big Top - a valuable

collectors’ item to cherish plus a VIP Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for Zippo’s Circus.

There are also five runners-up prizes of Family Tickets (each for 2 adults & 2 children) for Zippo’s Circus.

All you have to do to enter is to answer the following question:

Which country do the Zippo Circus’ Zulu Warriors come from?

A – Kenya

B – Canada

C – Ireland

Text TC CIRCUS followed by your answer (A, B or C), and your name and postcode to 80058.

Texts cost �1, plus your standard network rate. Competition closes on Tuesday, April 24 at noon.

Usual promotion rules apply – visit