Cirque du RISQUE! Inside Britain’s bawdiest big top – where a dominatrix has replaced the ringmaster and there’s not a clown in sight

Cirque du RISQUE! Inside Britain’s bawdiest big top – where a dominatrix has replaced the ringmaster and there’s not a clown in sight

By Kerry Mcdermott For Mailonline

10:47 EDT 16 Jul 2018, updated 10:52 EDT 16 Jul 2018

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• Cirque du Vulgar is an adults-only touring circus featuring burlesque routines

• Swapped ringmasters and trapeze artists for bawdy jokes and a dominatrix

• Most recently set up the big top in the sleepy coastal town of Exmouth, Devon 

Traditionally a night at the circus revolves around a ringmaster, some acrobatics and perhaps a clown or two.

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But there’s not a red nose in sight at Cirque du Vulgar, an adults-only big top housing a show that’s been raising eyebrows on the Devon coast over the weekend.

Instead of a ringmaster, Cirque du Vulgar has a dominatrix, Lucia, and instead of trapeze artists, it has the Vulgarettes – an even more scantily clad than most burlesque act.

‘As its 250 years since the start of circus in UK, we wanted to do something different to make it appeal to a modern audience,’ said spokeswoman Rosie Clarke.

‘A lot of people may not be going to the theatre as much as they used to because they think it [has] not modernised, whereas things like burlesque is on the rise, while concepts like horror has also been done a lot over the years,’ she said, adding that audiences could expect to see ‘strong, sexy and seductive artists’.

‘Our show is more on the burlesque side but taking it to another level,’ Rosie said.

‘The dancing and additional spectacles will make for some incredible scenes.’

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Two stars of the Cirque du Vulgar, which is far removed from most family entertainment

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Cirque du Vulgar is a brand new circus-themed show that’s raising eyebrows in Cornish villages

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<img id=”i-fb6c368a2e51c8a4″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB83400000578-5959061-image-a-24_1531750084835.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”The adults-only circus features a dominatrix, stripteases and burlesque dancing routines “/>

The adults-only circus features a dominatrix, stripteases and burlesque dancing routines 

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<img id=”i-c7e521e7bd30011a” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB84600000578-5959061-image-a-27_1531750117017.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”According to organisers the show features ‘strong, sexy and seductive’ artists “/>

According to organisers the show features ‘strong, sexy and seductive’ artists 

‘As its 250 years since the start of circus in UK, we wanted to do something different to make it appeal to a modern audience,’ said spokeswoman Rosie Clarke.

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‘A lot of people may not be going to the theatre as much as they used to because they think it [has] not modernised, whereas things like burlesque is on the rise, while concepts like horror has also been done a lot over the years,’ she said, adding that audiences could expect to see ‘strong, sexy and seductive artists’.

‘Our show is more on the burlesque side but taking it to another level,’ Rosie said.

‘The dancing and additional spectacles will make for some incredible scenes.’

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<img id=”i-99457a796e3f7b94″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB84C00000578-5959061-image-a-28_1531751458215.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”951″ alt=”The adults-only circus has ramped up its floor show by adding a hint of burlesque “/>

The adults-only circus has ramped up its floor show by adding a hint of burlesque 

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<img id=”i-72f654a331307060″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB82400000578-5959061-image-a-30_1531751472722.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”951″ alt=”Dominatrix Lucia keeps the troupe of circus performers in line during shows”/>

Dominatrix Lucia keeps the troupe of circus performers in line during shows

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<img id=”i-ee6d6d721920776e” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB75400000578-5959061-image-a-29_1531751465620.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”It may take place within the big top, but it’s unlike any other circus acts around the country “/>

It may take place within the big top, but it’s unlike any other circus acts around the country 

Rosie went on: ‘From the dominatrix act, Lucia, to Antonio, who will be performing the fire whip cracking – it’s just going to be an amazing spectacle.’

Following a one off performance in the sleepy port town of Exmouth on Saturday, Cirque du Vulgar now has further shows lined up in Penzance and Falmouth.

Rosie said of future shows: ‘In addition to all of the other acrobatic acts, there will also be an amazing comedy act from duo Frank and Beans which will be risqué to say the least, and there will be a lot of audience participation.’

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In addition to the Vulgarettes and its comedy duo, the travelling circus also features a strong man – all of which can be summed up as ‘spectacular circus acts made sexy’, Rosie said.

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The Vulgarettes are among the ‘strong, sexy and seductive’ performers circus -goers can expect to see  

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<img id=”i-a23b02681495bc9e” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB3F400000578-5959061-image-a-36_1531751519444.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”951″ alt=”Following a one-off performance in Exmouth at the weekend, the Cirque du Vulgar is heading to Penzance and Falmouth “/>

Following a one-off performance in Exmouth at the weekend, the Cirque du Vulgar is heading to Penzance and Falmouth 

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<img id=”i-6b8bafc367ffbc32″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB22800000578-5959061-image-a-37_1531751526526.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”Audience members expecting a night of watching clowns squirting water from their lapels are going to be in for a surprise”/>

Audience members expecting a night of watching clowns squirting water from their lapels are going to be in for a surprise

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<img id=”i-97df95558fbf11ab” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB4EC00000578-5959061-image-a-35_1531751511218.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”All of the performances unfold against the backdrop of a pulsing soundtrack, say organisers “/>

All of the performances unfold against the backdrop of a pulsing soundtrack, say organisers 

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<img id=”i-69b243a84135d52e” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB73400000578-5959061-image-a-31_1531751480042.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”The show features a strong man, a burlesque troupe, a dominatrix and acrobats “/>

The show features a strong man, a burlesque troupe, a dominatrix and acrobats 

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<img id=”i-c73aa1c5d3880f8c” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB71C00000578-5959061-image-a-32_1531751488241.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”There is also a comedy double act, known as Frank and Beans, on the line-up “/>

There is also a comedy double act, known as Frank and Beans, on the line-up 

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<img id=”i-22a688fea3ec34ee” class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/16/15/4E4EB58900000578-5959061-image-a-33_1531751493411.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”423″ alt=”Cirque du Vulgar’s new show could be coming to a town near you before too long “/>

Cirque du Vulgar’s new show could be coming to a town near you before too long 

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