Two acrobats at a top circus plunged 30ft to the ground in front of a horrified audience when the show went wrong.

A top circus has been forced to issue a statement to its terrified fans after two acrobats plunged 30ft to the ground when a show went wrong in front of a horrified audience.

The two women were performing on ribbons suspended in the air when they plunged to the ground.

The performance was stopped and screens immediately put around the two performers.

Circus of Horrors has issued a Facebook post saying the girls are now “ok” – and urging people to “give them some privacy”.

Audience members sent good wishes to the pair after the accident at Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent on the evening of Friday, March 11.

It’s understood that the accident took place 10 minutes after audience members returned to their seats after the intermission.

At first, the crowd thought it was part of the production, reports Stoke Live, but they realised it was serious when theatre staff asked them to leave the venue and the show was stopped.

The Circus’s Facebook post read: “Thank you for all your kind words last night, I’m glad to say the girls are ok. Please let’s give them some privacy now.”

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