A family circus show is set to open in Highbridge this week with international artists, funny clowns and exotic animals peforming.

Circus Mondao is a traditional circus with performers including high-flying acrobats, showgirls, a crazy clown, llamas, ponies and the ‘death-defying Wheel Of Death’.

The circus promises to offer something for all the family to enjoy and is suitable for young children through to pensioners, says a spokesman.

It will be in town from Wednesday April 18th-April 22nd with shows at 5pm and 7.30pm on the weekdays. Saturday’s will be at 2pm and 5pm, and then on Sunday at 2pm only.

The big tent has already gone up at the Oaktree Arena on the A38 Bristol Road in readiness for the show. Tickets, priced £5-15, are available from the box office on site.