The circus is coming to town

The Great Moscow Circus is coming to Melton (Supplied: Mark Edgley).

Locals will have the chance to step right up this week, with the Great Moscow Circus coming to Melton for a run of shows.

Melton will be treated to eight shows over the span of 10 days, starting from June 14.

Touring in Victoria for the first time in over six years, the show features a slew of local and international acts, hailing from places such as Brazil, Greece, New Zealand, and Ukraine, performing a variety of feats.

Marketing manager Mark Edgley said the extreme theme of the show would put an emphasis on hair-raising action.

“This is a brand- new show touring Australia at the moment … which brings the wow factor to the audience,” he said.

“It’s a show for all ages and it really is two hours of non-stop energetic entertainment which will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

BMX and pro scooter riders, multi-motorcycle cage riders, and trampoline and trapeze acts will perform death-defying stunts as part of the show.

“It has no lull – it’s a free flowing show with lots of excitement as well as great costumes and great production,” Mr Edgeley said.

One highlight to look forward to is the ‘world’s funniest clown’, Mr Edgley said.

“This guy is amazing – he brings people out from the audience and he is hilarious.”

“He is only about 4 foot 11″ but he’s got a big heart.”

Mr Edgley was confident the show would be a smash hit.

“You’re not going to get a circus in Australia better than this. It’s a world class show.”

Eddie Russell