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Family circus Ashton Entertainment will set up in Tweed from September to October.
Family circus Ashton Entertainment will set up in Tweed from September to October.

INSTEAD of sitting at home this weekend, grab the kids and head down to a performance that is bound to keep you entertained.

Family circus Ashton Entertainment will be in Tweed, Murwillumbah and Cabarita this month and next, boasting 160 years of performance in their blood.

The circus will perform its Circus Circus -a story of a young boy, Abussy, who dreams of becoming a circus performer.

Fifth generation Ashton and Ashton Entertainment founder Jan Ashton-Rodriguez said her family circus was a fabulous night out.

"It's great, clean, lively entertainment that is affordable family entertainment," she said.

The show took one year to create and the family have worked hard to perfect it over the years.

Mrs Ashton-Rodriguez, her husband former Spanish circus star Brasil Rodriguez, their two daughters Chantel and Tamara and their grandson Remi make up the show staples.

The family have travelled through Australia for years.

"Circus Circus takes you on a mesmerising journey though the magical world of pure circus," Mrs Ashton-Rodriguez said.

The show will step you through hilarious giant clowns, amazing costumes and breath taking stunts.

The Ashton's spend most of their days on the road visiting towns and communities all over the east coast.

They have a permanent house in Brisbane where they leave the Christmas tree up all year round.

The circus business is not all fun and games though, with wet weather putting a dampener on shows.

However Mrs Ashton-Rodriguez said the fine skies predicted for the Tweed area were putting a smile on her face.

If you want to enjoy a night of brilliant performances you can catch the Circus Circus show in Tweed, Murwillumbah and Cabarita.

Ashton Entertainment are descendents from Ashton Circus founder James Henry Ashton who began performing in Australia in 1848.

Catch the circus at Cabarita from September 7-9, Murwillumbah from September 14-16 and 21-23, and Tweed Heads from September 27 to October 7.

Bookings, phone 0407 120 953.

Topics:  cabarita murwillumbah tweed



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