THE circus is coming to North Ayrshire later this month for four days of dazzling performances in Dalry public park.

Tony Hopkins is celebrating 40 years of promoting his own circus shows, by bringing his 2023 production of Circus Montini to the town from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30.

This week, they are performing shows on Arran, in Ormidale Park which will continue until Sunday, July 16.

Irvine Times: Circus Montini

Since the start of his career in 1983, Yorkshireman Tony has promoted and toured family favourites such as Chipperfields Circus, Gerry Cottle's Circus, the Netherlands National Circus, Billy Smarts Circus, Circus Fiesta. 

Circus Montini is a deliberately down-sized show which has been created to be able to take it to places that do not often see a circus, but without reducing the quality or quantity of the acts or production.

It follows in the wheel tracks of those great circuses of the past and is returning to the ethos of taking a family show to the people, creating a memorable experience on their doorstep. 

Irvine Times: Circus Montini

The show is made up of a fantastic array of top artistes including a stunning unicyclist from Argentina, jugglers and some brilliant breakdancers from Hungary, Antipodiste artistes from Ethiopia, and much more.

It is a very full, fast-moving programme and, of course, includes clowns such as Petro who has joined the show from Ukraine. 

Showtimes are: Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 at 2.30pm and 7pm;  on Saturday July 28 at 2.30pm and 6pm and on Sunday, July 30 at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.