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“Zippidy Zippo -Release your inner child !”

Written on: 18/06/2013 by DottyGale (1 review written)

Just returned from a fantastic night out at Zippo's Circus with my family;mum,dad and 8yr old daughter.We all loved the show.I recommend Zippo's circus for the young and the young at heart.A mixture of traditional and contemporary,the acts are richly diverse,captivating ,exciting,funny...Superb!I am shocked to have read negative comments regarding the clowns;utter nonsense.The clowns demonstrated a great understanding of physical comedy,they were witty,sweet and an intergral part of the show.I… Read Full Review

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“AMAZINGLY FANTASTIC CIRCUS!”

Written on: 11/06/2013

PLEASE DON'T TAKE ANY NOTICE OF THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON THIS SITE! NOT TRUE FOR US! I must admit, I might not have bought tickets if I had read some of these reviews....but we were lucky enough to win family tickets for Zippo's at Gateshead Metrocentre! We had ring side seats and it was an AMAZING show! Myself and two boys (aged 9 and 6) loved all the acts - from start to finish! It was entertaining all the way through and the acts are just so professional and entertaining. Could not… Read Full Review

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“Disappointing”

Written on: 07/05/2013

Went to circus in Mitcham with my two granddaughters, aged 3. We had ringside seats and the noise coming from the loudspeakers was so overwhelming that it frightened the girls who started to cry, and we had to leave. We saw the circus last year at Twickenham which was excellent. Unfortunately this year was ruined by the unbearable noise which seemed to have been turned up to the maximum as to drum up some kind of atmosphere as the arena was almost empty… Read Full Review

Mrzippo's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2014

The music was too loud. This was a technical problem that has now been solved to everyones satisfaction.

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“zippos at sidcup”

Written on: 21/04/2013

overall the show was good .one criticism the clowns were good but disappointedly NOT DRESSED AS CLOWNS .please keep the clown tradition going.Our grandchildren kept asking " where are the clowns"… Read Full Review

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“absolute rip off”

Written on: 21/10/2012 by louiseoliver (1 review written)

from the moment we got there we were dissappointed. After paying an online booking fee, the seats we booked had been taken. Popcorn was stale, chips were horrible. You pay £5 for your child to touch a pony for 5 seconds, no ride or anything. every act feels like a filler, like there are just wasting time but never actually get to the good acts. Total waste of money and tile… Read Full Review

Mrzippo's Response to louiseoliver's Review

Written on: 05/05/2014

You can please some of the people some of the time, you cant please all of the people allof the time I suppose? Obviously from other reviews here most people disagree with you. Its not fair or true of you to say "You pay £5 for your child to touch a pony for 5 seconds". Its FREE to touch the pony, you pay £5 for your childs photograph with the pony. Why lie? Are you an animal rights activist??

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“zippos circus”

Written on: 06/09/2012

Absolute rubbish not funny not worth a single penny better off staying in and watching the chuckle brothers on cbbc. Ringmaster looked well to old to be mc thought he was going to have a bloody heart attack at one stage! and his act with those budgies was just right damn cruel I will be reporting this to the rspca… Read Full Review

Adamkean1983's Comment

Written on: 01/05/2013

The ringmaster happens to be the greatest ringmaster in the world norman Barret and he use to be be at Blackpool tower circus for many years, and was given the big red book from this is your life. How the hell can you say he mistreats his budgies? There are many pets that live in back gardens that are more mistreated. Budgies enjoy doing tricks like that. The ringmaster maybe old but he doesn't want to retire yet there is a video of him on youtube about him.

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Epcar's Comment

Written on: 05/08/2015

I totally agree. I seen one of their shows last night, and it was heartbreaking.
The horses eyes were filled with terror. It also looked like one of the horses was whipped on the muzzle whilst being forced to do a 360 degree turn on it's hind legs.
.utter, barbaric cruelty! Never again!

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“So Boring and long”

Written on: 09/04/2012

I went to expecting a level of excitment and acrobatings, what I saw was 70% clowning and not funny clowning at that, and high school gymnastics. The only thing good was the motobike riding int he globe thing, the rest was aweful… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/05/2014

You can please some of the people some of the time, you cant please all of the people allof the time I suppose? Obviously from other reviews here most people disagree with you.

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“Kids loved it. But VERY long”

Written on: 30/11/2011 by glenc (312 reviews written)

We went along to the Zippos circus (with horses...) on Twickenham Green with our 3 year old as a bit of a treat for her. She absolutely loved it - she was entranced by the acrobats and the horses - she was less keen on the 'comedy' elements (mainly because they weren't that funny I think!) but overall she loved it When we booked there was no indication of how long it was - and we had to leave well before the end as we'd been there for around 2 hours and had to get back our daughters dinner… Read Full Review

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“Above average show, but below average clowning. ”

Written on: 12/08/2011

It is clowning such as the audience were presented with at Preston, that puts another nail in the coffin of the travelling circus in Britain. The clown puts a lot of effort into getting the audience to shout and scream and considerably less into being as funny as clowns are meant to be, but more about this later. The act themselves were more slanted towards grace and elegance than absolute danger. Danger was, as always, in the elevated acts of course, but it was not highlighted as it should… Read Full Review

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“Zippos Circus is good family entertainment with...”

Written on: 20/04/2009 by steverobinson0 (34 reviews written)

Zippos Circus is good family entertainment with quality acts, although I would make the following negative comments: the duration is slightly long due to an over-long interval, and I was slightly un-nerved by the lack of a safety-net as there were several acts that could have used such a safety device. The tight-rope act was breath-taking, but they did appear to lose their balance part-way through their act (although this may have been part of the act, of course). However, with a number of… Read Full Review

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