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“Don't be put off by the idea of a 'freak' show”

Coney Island Circus Sideshow
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a brilliant show and proved to be the highlight of our trip to New York. At ten dollars a head it was much better value than going to say Ripleys believe it or not, and they put on a fine show. Carrying on the fine tradition of entertainment, now largely died out, this sideshow features some fabulous performers with great comic stage presence, demonstrating some real talent including lots of magic and illusion. The day we went featured an incredible fire eater and fire breather who put her own twist on a carnival classic, as well as a sword swallower and a few magic tricks both familiar and slightly unfamiliar to us. Definitely worth a trek out to Coney Island to see.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have never been to a freak show. I was very excited. This place was just what I was looking for. Weird talents, freaky piercings, a seedy theatre, awkward jokes and repartee with the audience, and a little bit overpriced! It's just what I imagine a freak show to be like... a little bit uncomfortable, and makes you feel like you are in the 1930s! I loved it.

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