Kasargod: With patrons turning their back on them, the Global Circus has packed up from Kasargod. The company, owned by Sarat and Shanil, sons of Chandran and Savithri, veteran circus artists from Thalassery, had started the company leaving their IT jobs at IBM.

On March 24, they erected their tents to thrill Kasargod with their key attractions being a Tanzanian man, five young women and a man from Odisha. But gloom descended with the political situation turning volatile in Kasargod after the murder of the Madrasa teacher.

People chose to stay indoors and even weekend shows had to run with half filled galleries. The total 1000 seats never filled up.

On Tuesday, they started dismantling the tents erected at Nullipadi to move to their new location at Cherupuzha in Kannur. The company has around 40 artists and 70 workers. The company needs to raise around Rs 40,000 per day for salaries and other expenses but the counter collection has not crossed Rs. 12,000-13,000 on any day. With this, the show which was supposed to run till the first week of May has been wound up to avoid mounting losses.