THESE muscular circus performers have been limbering up for their latest show.

Acrobats from the Tropicana Troupe from Cuba and Ukrainian strongman Hercules are among the stars of Zippos Circus.

The circus is performing at Hove Lawns until Tuesday.

Circus owner Martin Burton founded the circus 35 years ago and its ringmaster Norman Barrett, 78, is about to enter the Guinness World Record books as the longest-serving ringmaster ever.

The 2014 show of Zippos Circus, called Unchained, features contortion, juggling, clowning and feats of strength.

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