THERE will be death-defying stunts when Circus Funtasia comes back to East Lancashire.

After a visit to Nelson earlier in the year, the talented troupe is set to perform in Rawtenstall at Marl Pits leisure centre from May 1 until Bank Holiday Monday May 6.

The Big Top will then roll onto Clitheroe Castle grounds from May 9 to 12.

The show features high-flying acrobats, flame-throwing fire-eaters and 360 degree motorcycle stunts.

The Globe of Death returns with new riders and routines.

“Nothing beats the exhilaration of seeing several motorbikes riding at top speed upside down inside a metal cage, millimetres apart!” says Tracy Jones, Ringmistress.

There’s also fire-breathing, knife-juggling, and aerialists who drop spectacular heights from the roof of the Big Top. For full details and to buy tickets for Circus Funtasia visit or call the box office on 07706168507. On opening night all seats are £7, and further deals are available throughout the week.