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Write a fun caption - or not - to one of our Circus of Horrors pictures and win tickets to see them!

Published on February 21st 2007.


You can run, but you can't hide

This is one circus that you may not want to run away with....

It is a full 12 years since The Circus of Horrors first trampled the bloody boards. Since then, the wonderfully strange show has achieved cult status and has dragged circus screaming and shouting across the land

The Circus of Horrors made its debut at Glastonbury in 1995 when Undead Ringmaster Dr Haze and circus showman Gerry Cottle saw a gap in the market for an alternative rock'n'roll circus after the legendary Archaos got bored.

They have performed all over the world, even breaking records as they go. Garry Thorpe (pictured) is the latest star and holds the Guinness title for the largest number of clothes pegs on a face, hotly contested of course.

For your chance of winning click here and enter your details.

Now the whole evil ensemble is back with a new show. The Evilution contains old favourites entwined with exciting new oddities, an amazing amalgamation of witchdoctors, voodoo acrobats, a pickled person (pictured), bendy bodies, demon dwarfs, blood curdling stunts and flying vampires. Wow!

New boy in the ring is Hannibal Helmuro (pictured) who first saw the Circus of Horrors in his native Munich. He was so inspired by the show that he went to amazing lengths to join it. Ten years later, he has 150 tattoos, 52 piercings, has had his ears enlarged so they can hold giant yo-yos and has had his tongue forked. Hannibal's party piece is to place a hat pin through his face and create a human fountain by drinking water and blowing it out of the holes.

We have two pairs of tickets to see Circus of Horrors on Monday February 5 at the Royal Court, Liverpool.

To be in with a chance of winning them, please enter your caption for any one of these three pictures in the box below, indicating which one it refers to, and we'll publish the best. And if you can't think of anything funny, just enter anyway!

But don't try any of this stuff at home.

This competition has now closed, congratulations to our winners Ben Waller with his caption "I see Jimmy Saville's finally got a girlfriend" (Pickle jar pic) and to Adam Hunt with his caption "I'd leave it a few minutes before you go in there" (Clothes peg man)

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