It’s a bit fishy!

THE PLAICE TO BE: Sarruga will create an underwater spectacle with Peixos for the Spirit 2012 show.
THE PLAICE TO BE: Sarruga will create an underwater spectacle with Peixos for the Spirit 2012 show.
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SHIMMERING shoals of fish will swim through the streets of Dewsbury when the outdoor show Spirit returns to town.

This year’s spectacular will feature a procession of fantastic mechanical fish, jellyfish and whales.

The free performance of Peixos on Friday February 24 will come to a thrilling climax with the appearance of a menacing shark.

It is the fifth time Dewsbury has hosted Spirit, a council-funded event featuring international performers. Previous shows have attracted thousands of people and included aerial acrobatics, eerie inflatable figures and a giant fountain.

Sarruga, the Spanish theatre company behind Peixos, last performed in 2010 when they thrilled crowds with their giant fire-breathing mechanical dragons.

Coun Jean Calvert, Cabinet member for communities, said: “Since it began in 2008, Spirit has grown into a wonderful family event, featuring internationally-renowned theatre companies.

“Sarruga’s dragons were extremely popular when they visited Dewsbury a few years ago and I’m told that this show is another crowd-pleaser.

“It’s a great free event and one I’d urge everyone to come and enjoy.”

The 45-minute show starts at 7.30pm with a procession around the town before a final showdown outside the town hall. Click on the link to the right of the story to watch a video of Peixos in action.