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THE NAKED CITY: HYPERBOLIC OR JUST PLAIN HYPE!

When two contestants decided to leave Channel Nine’s long running reality show ‘The Block’ after only two days on the set, the station promos screamed “Australia - The TV Shock of The Year Is Here!”. It was typical of the network’s outlandish claims in pushing a range of programs from the moronic ‘Beauty & The […]

It’s Iconic and it’s Yummy!

Arriving in Sydney in August from a wildly successful West End season is the production ICONIC, from Australia’s own cabaret group Yummy. The Eternity Playhouse (aka the Darlinghurst Theatre) will host ICONIC, which is described as a “queer-pop-cabaret” spectacular in which you can expect to see drag, dance, circus and burlesque. The show could well […]

REVIEW: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus – Madness, Mayhem And Mozart at Theatre Royal

BY RENEE LOU DALLOW The Theatre Royal is a cultural icon and is now the venue for another cultural icon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is culture for kids as well as being energetic, fun and remarkably easy on the eye. They say music soothes the savage beast and so it is with […]

Circa’s Peepshow – Blending Cabaret & Burlesque With Circus

Circa's Peepshow transforms the traditional family-friendly circus into a more titillating & visually stunning experience. Blending elements of musical theatre, burlesque, cabaret & acrobatics Circa's Peepshow is a truly unique experience. Sweeping into the Theatre Royal Sydney from April 20-23 this strictly limited season will see the hallowed Theatre Royal Sydney transformed. Peepshow will take […]

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

With school holidays upon us Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus is the perfect show to entertain the kids & get everyone out of the house for a few hours.  Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents classical composer Mozart’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring […]

Backbone

Circus company Gravity & Other Myths may be the newest kids on the circus block in Australia but are also quickly becoming the newest stars of circus. Their new show Backbone premiered at the Adelaide Festival, earning them national praise, and three Helpmann Awards nominations (Best Choreography, Best New Australian Work and Best Lighting). Formed […]

Circus Oz – Model Citizens

The always innovative Circus Oz returns with the first production for the company by new artistic director Rob Tannion, exploring what it means to be a ‘model citizen’ in Australia today through awesome physicality, biting satire and highly skilled, unpredictable acrobatics. With an impressive cast of aerialists, cheeky characters, daredevil acrobats, cigar box juggling, hula […]

Circus 1903

It was called “the greatest show on earth” and arguably, it was. The original circus stretched human skill, imagination and ingenuity to astonishing limits. Now, the creators of The Illusionists, Simon Painter and Tim Lawson have recreated the thrill, sensationalism and magic of vintage circus in their new show, Circus 1903. This is the world […]

REVIEW – CRANKED UP

Cranked Up, the latest production from Circus Oz - which is now in its 35th year - touts a strong message of cultural diversity and inclusion. While there is plenty of chemistry and energy to be found onstage and the performers are having fun, that enthusiasm fails to reach the audience. Mason West provides a […]