TICKETS are selling well for the clowns’ return to the stage in Bognor Regis.
The first two shows in the town by the funnymen and women in some 20 years are proving a hit with potential audiences.
The performances will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm on March 1 at the Regis Centre the day before the clowns’ parade through Bognor.
The shows have been arranged by Bognor-born Zaz for Clowns’ International.
“It’s good to see the clowns back on stage in my home town,” said Zaz.
The first of the shows, tickets £5, is for children.
The second, tickets £10, will be more suited for adults, though children will enjoy it.
Performers include the Repid Brothers from Yorkshire, Copenhagen’s Clown Julius and Bubbles, Flat Hat from France, Toto from Ohio and the UK’s Sunny and Rainbow and Ginger Nutt.
The shows revive memories of the big tops in the centre’s car park which staged galas during the popular clowns’ conventions for about ten years from 1985.
Susie Oddball, who will be back in Bognor in March, said: “I took part in shows in the big top and used to visit schools, which is where I first met Zaz in a clown workshop.”
Ginger Nutt said: “It’s really exciting to have the shows and to give something back to Bognor.”