Set to leave their audiences blown-away, rock ‘n’ roll circus show Rock Bang will hit Riverside Theatre for Sydney Festival 2019 from today. A collaboration between Circus Oz and art-rock-comedy duo Otto And Astrid from Die Roten Punkte, the show will combine comedy, rock ‘n’ roll, live music and acrobatics for a huge night of entertainment. With Circus Oz bringing their signature comedy and heart-stopping tricks and Otto And Astrid offering up all the rock ‘n’ roll and hilarity they can muster, Rock Bang is an explosive addition to the Sydney Festival lineup.
When asked how the collaboration with Circus Oz came about, Otto (Daniel Tobias) said, “for us its been a long history with the circus community in Australia…we started playing here in 2006 in places with all these circus people, and it’s like they adopted us.” Bringing to the table their passion for live music, Otto explained the inspirations behind Rock Bang.
“It’s a circus-rock-opera so The Who and Green Day are big influencers in some ways, but then ah…you know there’s David Bowie and Blondie and B-52 and all kinds of influencers in the show.”
Otto also expressed how rewarding it has been working on the collaborative process with Circus Oz, saying, “we do things that we don’t normally do, in this. And some of the circus people, they play music as well. So everybody in the show is doing things they don’t normally do, everyone’s singing and dancing and doing circus and playing rock ‘n’ roll.” Otto went on to explain the reaction of other audiences who have witnessed the spectacle of Rock Bang: “…when we did the Melbourne shows there were some people saying it was one of the best shows they’ve ever seen.”
Until Jan 13. Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner Market & Church St, Parramatta. $36+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyfestival.org.au
By Madison Behringer