CIRCUS of Horrors is now on the hunt for new blood with auditions taking place this Friday in the south.

The Circus of Horrors are looking for a new Pickled Person to join their show for performances which take place at Wimborne Tivoli Theatre, 7.30pm on the July 27 and Exmouth Pavilion, 7.30pm on July 28.

Anyone thinking of auditioning will have to fit into a bottle measuring only 2' tall and 18'' in diameter, they must be over 18 years old, not suffer from claustrophobia and be able to squeeze into tight spaces.

The auditions take place on Friday 21 July at 11am in Wimborne Tivoli Theatre, and 3pm on the same day in Exmouth Pavilion.

The lucky winner could go on to tour with the infamous cult show on its forthcoming Festival of Fear tour.

Annually, the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, the Wacken Festival in Germany, Download plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding 10 nights at London's O2.

Taking the Circus of Horrors to Russia wasn't the first time it has created history, it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years.

The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream.

Its TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show & A Royal Command Performance.

Starting its gruesome beginnings in the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, The Circus of Horrors became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Cure, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, Rob Zombie and many more.

Anyone who thinks they have the bottle for this job should email to arrange their attendance.