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Circus Twins Could be Germany-Bound

Wigan identical twins who perform spectacular routines with a world-famous circus could be crossing continents again.

The Atherton twins in the Cirque du Soleil production Paramour Andrew and Kevin Atherton, who grew up in Barnsley Street, Gidlow, and as teen gymnasts represented their country at the Commonwealth Games, have been essential parts of the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil for years now. Their aerial gymnastics display in the show Paramour was voted the second best Broadway moment of 2016 and it has been selling out at the huge Lyric Theatre. But the production is set to end in April after Cirque was reputedly paid up to £25m to vacate the venue for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! The likeliest scenario now is that the show will decamp to Hamburg in Germany.

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