Theatre: Last Call

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The Independent Culture
THE TRADITIONAL lion-taming and boxing kangaroos have been ditched from circus repertoires in deference to animal-rights activists, council planners and public opinion. Canny troupes have weathered the changes by providing equally extraordinary human acts. Acrobats, trapeze artists and clowns are still on the menu at Gerry Cottle's Circus, whose PC performances are spiced with acts from as far afield as Russia, Columbia, Denmark and Italy.

Becourp Playing Fields, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, Catford, London SE6 (0113-232 8998) adults pounds 8-pounds 18, children pounds 6-pounds 12, ends today