Dea Birkett

The curious history of Britain’s last circus building

All in it together at the Hippodrome

Guess which theatre is the first to open to the paying public post-Covid? Not Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium, where small audiences have been invited on trials, nor any of the other West End giants. This weekend the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome — Britain’s last stand-alone circus building — is welcoming audiences to its ringside seats for the first time since March.

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Dea Birkett
Dea Birkett is author of Serpent in Paradise, about her time spent on Pitcairn Island.

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