Circus Antics entertainment was established in 1998 by Alice Newton. Starting off as a solo performer and circus workshop leader performing and teaching all over the U.K and abroad.
Over the last 18 years the business has grown and so has the pool of excellent performers we have worked with. Circus Antics has been producing a wide range of high quality entertainment to suit all types of events for many decades. Our extensive experience booking acts and working with both small and large scale events makes us very versatile, we are always happy to discuss your requirements.
More recently Circus Antics has collaborated with Merlin Bolton-Smith (Interstellar Circus Productions), as well as Pyromantic, Zu Aerial Theatre, Cirque da purr, Panic Circus, Sophie Cain plus many others and now has a fantastic team of performers to draw upon to suit all your entertainment needs.
Alice Newton (Miss Firefly) MA and BA Hons
Creative Director, Circus Performer and Workshop Leader
Alice is the creative director of the company and is also a professional circus performer, teacher entertainment consultant. She has been working professionally in the industry for over 25 years. Alice performs stunning stilt walkabout characters, amazing fire shows and teaches circus skills workshops. Alice is currently completing an MA in Arts Management, Holds a BA Hons in Theatre Practice and Contemporary Circus at The Circus Space, London, HND in Physical Theatre in Brighton and a Foundation in Circus Arts and Physical Theatre at Circomedia, Bristol.
Merlin Bolton-Smith (Ms Merlin)
Show Producer, Circus Performer and Costume Maker
Ms Merlin performs like no other. Her shows are beautifully presented and tightly choreographed ranging from comic genius and cheekily sexy to awesomely skilled and breathtakingly beautiful. She hula-hoops like no other, plays with fire, walks on stilts and glides on skates. Her rich variety of entertaining character acts offer something for everyone and for every occasion.