We were so excited to go and see CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus live on stage at Melbourne’s beautiful Regent Theatre!
After successful seasons in Canberra and Sydney, the producers of The Illusionists and the award winning puppeteers of War Horse have brought their turn of the century circus to Melbourne with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus only with an old world charm.
Thanks to sensational puppetry, the likes of which we have never seen before, CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus puts elephants back in the ring by introducing “Queenie” and her baby “Peanut” – much to the delight of Alegría, who loved them!
The first act is set during rehearsals in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging and features performers from around the world. Whilst the second act is set inside the big top with flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theater and features more incredible acts for the audience to enjoy.
The aerialist was amazing and although we have never seen a bicycle ballet we were spellbound.
The contortionist had us shaking our heads in disbelief and the acrobatics and juggling were world class.
The highlight for us was the ringmaster who is incredibly witty and kept the audience engaged throughout the show. His “act” with the wild animals (children he plucked from the audience) and his pet raccoon had tears running down our faces from laughter!
This is a truly captivating circus extravaganza that is perfect for audiences of all ages an is only on for a strictly limited time!
Venue: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne
Dates: Tuesday 3 January at 7pm
Wednesday 4 January at 3pm & 7pm
Thursday January at 3pm & 7pm
Friday 6 January at 3pm & 7pm
Saturday 7 January at 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 8 January at 3pm & 7pm
Tuesday 10 January at 3pm & 7pm
Wednesday 11 January at 3pm & 7pm
Thursday 12 January at 3pm & 7pm
Prices: Adults from $81.26
Child from $50.68
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