britney spears circus coverBritney Spears is reportedly planning to reference her turbulent two years in the stage show for her forthcoming world tour.

‘The Circus Starring: Britney Spears‘ tour will kick off in New Orleans next March and will see the star playing 34 dates around North America before an eight day stint at the O2 Arena in London next June.

An inside source told the Sun that the show will be much more than just a series of songs - and the overriding story will represent her downward spiral and climb back up to the top: “The first act sees the miserable star run away to join the circus. This mirrors her slide into unhinged behaviour.

“Her disturbing antics while suffering her meltdown are the focus of the second act, which takes place in the circus.

“Brit is seen having fun in this crazy world and falling in love with a circus freak.

“The final act focuses on Britney’s salvation. She manages to prize herself away from the clutches of the circus to be reunited with her friends and family.”

The source added: “Britney is well aware of what a rollercoaster she has been on during these past two years and she is determined that her recent life is reflected in the shows.

“She thought the best metaphor to use would be the circus.

“Fans get to travel with her through her fall from grace and her eventual rehabilitation.”

The show will also see the star making frequent costume changes with the likes of Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and David & Phillippe Blond approached to design the costumes.