World famous firebreather Roy Maloy to appear at school fair

AUSTRALIAN Circus King Roy Maloy thinks of Ballarat as his second home.

After all, his great-great-great-grandfather was a goldfields vaudeville act who once had a fling with the famous Lola Montez.

This Friday, Roy makes his firebreathing return at Macarthur Street Primary School – along with a very special surprise act.

His offsider, Mittens The Kittens, will attempt a world record for the heaviest hula hoop, which will be made of 25 kilograms of lead.

Roy, who swallows swords, breathes fire, walks on stilts and lies on beds of nails, also holds six world records.

The show will start at 7pm, with the world record attempt at 7.15pm officiated by Ballarat mayor John Burt.

It will also follow the Macarthur Street Primary School fair, being held to raise funds for a new playground.

It will take place on Friday from 4.30pm until 7pm and will feature cake, book, CWA and plant stalls, a car boot sale, a jumping castle, face painting and mini golf.

School council parent member Fiona Darby said tickets were $5, with children under two free. Tickets for both events are available from the school.