A HOST of international circus stars will perform in Wirral next week.

Circus of the Orient - featuring entertainers from China, Mongolia, Bugaria and France - will be staged in New Ferry Park from September 30 to October 2.

Among the acts will be the world famous Shaolin Wu Shu Warriors appearing by kind permission of the Abbott of the Shaolin Temple and the Chinese Ministry Of Culture.

Also waiting to entertain are springboard acrobatics from the amazing Julio Troupe and aerialists Trio Serik who will be on hanging straps high in the roof of the Big Top.

The beautiful 'Monalisa' will provide an element of grace with her aerial showcase.

The show's artistic director, Phillip Gandey, said: "This production is a brilliant mix of oriental and western elements to create a thrilling, entertaining and laughter-packed show which will appeal to all the family.

"The deliberate mixture of cultures is due to oriental humour not being easily appreciated by western audiences, so our clowning Duo from Romania and France bring a modern twist to guarantee laughter.

"We know that people in the smaller towns and communities frequently feel they are left out of things.

"So, here's their chance to experience what real entertainment is.

"We have invested a great deal in this show and now we will be depending on local people for their support."

Performance times are Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 6pm and Sunday midday and 2.30pm.

Tickets are from the box office on 0871 705 5507 or circusoftheorient.co.uk, see website in related link section below this article.