Audience members at the Circus of Horrors were left in shock when two acrobats plunged to the floor in a “freak accident”.
Customers were told to leave Victoria Hall, in Hanley, following the incident yesterday evening (March 11).
The show started at 7.30pm and it is understood the performers fell around nine metres (30 ft).
Kayleigh Burton and her partner Kev Coles, 43, were on the front row when the incident took place.
The couple had paid £90 for their tickets and described the start of the show as “amazing”.
Initially they thought the fall was part of the performance, but it soon became apparent it was not.
Kayleigh, aged 33, said: “We arrived around 6.45pm. We got our tickets scanned and went through. I bought a vest that I liked. The show was amazing. We immediately sat down
“We really enjoyed the show. Two girls were doing a stunt – they seemed perfectly fine. They were both so talented.
“We were sitting at the front and all of a sudden, without any pre-warning either, they both dropped to the floor. We could feel the bang when they dropped. They didn’t move. … Link to Full Article at ITV News.
Update on the accident: https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/circus-horrors-give-update-acrobats-6795706
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