A 'slapstick' pantomime family are set to return to Northumberland to celebrate their silver anniversary.

Danny Adams, brother Mick Potts and dad Clive Webb are celebrating 25 years of Cirque Du Hilarious this summer and will be returning to Brockbushes Farm near Corbridge from August 3 to 14 with their new show ‘Acciderrrnt’.

The show is set to bring magic, mayhem, comedy chaos, silly slapstick and awe-inspiring acts including new routines never been seen before such as a human cannon ball.

“Every year we have to top the last and this year will be the biggest and best so far," Clive Webb, of Sunderland said.

"It is a high-energy circus show with crazy comedy, a lot of slapstick and daring stunts in there, too.Hexham Courant:

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“We have over 100,000 people come to see us at the panto every year but they might not be as familiar with the Cirque Du Hilarious shows.

"The panto stories are always traditional Christmas entertainment, whist offering something spectacular, too.

“The circus is spectacular in its own way with the speciality acts, magic and live band – as well as silly slapstick, crazy magic and off-the-wall situations that we are known and loved for.

“We are always thinking about new routines and looking for inspiration for our shows, all of the time. Someone will say something funny and we trigger each other off and we will just add to it and add to it.

“Danny is very quick-witted and often comes up with ideas and sayings and Mick is very good at the off-the-wall comedy situations.

“When we are travelling on the road there is nothing to do apart from come up with new material. Because we are family, we know what the other is thinking and naturally bounce off each other, as well as push the boundaries. We don’t always stick to the script, but we are always thinking along the same lines.”

Clive, who has worked in entertainment for almost 60 years, added:  “In the 25 years that Cirque Du Hilarious has been in operation we have had numerous guest artistes, we are truly unique in what we offer.”