An award-winning show has returned to Great Yarmouth with a new edition as it marks its 10th anniversary.  

Pirates Live, a water show featuring a combination of circus stunts and comedy scenes, launched at the Hippodrome Circus on Saturday.

This year the show is set on Snake Island, where comedy duo Jack Jay and Johnny Mac race against evil pirate Captain Blackeye to lift the curse on an ancient treasure.

Johnny Mac said: “Expect lots of adventure and even more laughs as we make our way across this pirate island.

Eastern Daily Press: The show features an international cast of circus performers The show features an international cast of circus performers (Image: The Hippodrome Circus)

"We’ve got plenty of surprises in store for audiences, as always, I’m enjoying myself."

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The show's centerpiece is a huge 40-foot galleon, with masts, sails and portholes, designed by famous theatre set designer Ian Westbrook for 3D Creations. 

Director Jack Jay said: “I’m really excited for people to come and experience this immersive show.

"We’ve really gone all out for our 10th year, it’s shaping up to be our biggest and best edition of the pirate show yet, with more lights, effects, laughs and wow moments than ever.”

The international cast includes performers from Spain, Mongolia, Italy and Hungary all bringing circus skills to the performance including contortionists, jugglers, aerial performance and balance.

Pirates Live will run until Sunday, April 14.