Incredible Blood Brothers freakshow entertainers are based in the UK. Fresh from The Circus Of Horrors and the Carnival Of The Bizarre, you will also find them compering the Carnival Of the Bizarre and their own shows. This is a popular show appearing at festivals such as Leeds / Reading and The Bulldog Bash. They’re ideal If you’re looking for something unique and mind blowing.
The Brothers may just be the act for you as a freak show is an exhibition of biological rarities, referred to in popular culture as “freaks of nature”. Typical features would be physically unusual humans, such as those uncommonly large or small, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary diseases and conditions and performances that are expected to be shocking to the viewers.
In the mid-16th century, freak shows became popular pastimes in England. Deformities began to be treated as objects of interest and entertainment and the crowds flocked to see them exhibited.
A famous early modern example was the exhibition at the court of Charles I of Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo, two conjoined brothers born in Genoa, Italy.
While Lazarus appeared to be otherwise ordinary, the underdeveloped body of his brother dangled from his chest. When Lazarus was not exhibiting himself, he covered his brother with his cloak to avoid unnecessary attention. As well as exhibitions, freak shows were popular in the taverns and fairgrounds where the freaks were often combined with talent displays. For example, in the 18th century, Matthias Buchinger, born without arms or lower legs, entertained crowds with astonishing displays of magic and musical ability, both in England and later, Ireland. (Wikipedia).
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