CIRCUS slapstick legends Danny Adams and Clive Webb are bringing their hilarious antics to Dorset – 250 years after the circus was born.

The father-and-son comedy act will appear in Cirque Du Hilarious at Weymouth Pavilion on Wednesday 28th March as part of their Magical Mischief Tour which features two hours of slapstick, magic and international circus speciality acts.

The team have visited Dorset twice before, and after a hugely successful appearance at the Pavilion last year they were determined to bring their latest tour to the south coast once again.

Clive and son Danny have toured the country with Cirque Du Hilarious for the past 16 years, but say this year is extra special as it marks 250 years since circus was created.

Showman Philip Astley brought jugglers, clowns and acrobats to the first circus ring at an abandoned patch of land near London Waterloo in 1768 – now circus is a worldwide phenomenon.

Danny, said: “We are so excited to be bringing our Magical Mischief Tour to Weymouth and perform our own, unique circus full of amazing and crazy routines.

“Our circus is not like anything else out there, we have incredible acrobats and circus tricks, but there’s a lot of cheeky innuendo and comedy in there too.

“This show is for everyone – from small kids to grandparents, there’s something there for all to enjoy, so come along and help us celebrate the 250th anniversary of circus in style!”

Danny and Clive have become well known across the UK for bringing their own family - which often includes Danny’s brothers Mick and Jonny - to the stage to perform in Cirque.

They also top the bill at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle every year – starring in one of the longest running and fastest selling pantos in the country.

*Cirque Du Hilarious, Wednesday, March 28, 7pm, Weymouth Pavilion. Contact the box office for tickets and more information.