[CIRCUS/Magic/Acrobatics/Clowning ~ VIC/SA]
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Mon 27 Sep.
Ian: What a great way to kick off the school holidays. Presented by Showmen Productions, CIRCUS – The Show is a punchy 60-minute fun ride full of thrills, spills, gasps and laughter; and all right in the heart of the city in the newly re-opened and beautifully re-vamped Her Majesty’s Theatre. To really understand the true joy of this show, let’s hear it from a kid’s perspective as we hand you over to eight-year-old Miss Ruby for her perspective.
Ruby: Wow! CIRCUS – The Show is an absolutely amazing performance. Over the time of the show I grinned, gasped, shouted, screamed and was amazed. Before the show started properly, a hilarious clown called Clown had everybody in stitches ‘cleaning up’ the stage. The Ringmaster (in an impressive red coat) told us he had collected weird and unusual people for this terrific circus show. Chelsea Angell was the first act. She was very flexible and talented, wowing us with her hula hoop skills. Next up was the fabulous brother and sister acrobats Diamond Duo. The sister was SUPER bendy and had me up on my feet when she was standing on her brother’s head. Outstanding!
Sam The Magic Man was one of my favourites, as he performed impossible feats before our eyes, like making a bowling bowl appear out of thin air. Basketball champ Bavo was astonishing, juggle and spinning balls and making me yell ‘THAT’S JUST NOT POSSIBLE!’ My other favourite was Lyndon Johnson on the giant Cyr Wheel. He had me mesmerised with his spinning awesomeness before Sam The Magic Man returned to the stage and did a mind-blowing levitation act with Chelsea. I don’t know how he did that!
The Ringmaster told us the show was over, but Clown really wanted to do his thing and eventually was allowed to do a trick with a giant yellow balloon that was hysterical – you have to come see it for yourself.
Ian: At a concise hour long, CIRCUS – The Show doesn’t make the mistake many circuses do by being too long to hold kids’ attention (or mum and dad’s patience). The children here today were screaming their heads off, laughing themselves silly and in awe of the skills on offer. It was great to see so many kids totally immersed in the moment of joining in and having terrific fun all round; no one left their seats until the show was over.
Ruby: CIRCUS – The Show is SUCH A GOOD SHOW!!!
By 8-year-old Ruby Bell, with a little help from her not-eight-year-old dad, Ian Bell.
CIRCUS – The Show continues at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 11am and 2pm on Tue 28 Sep.
Book at BASS on 131 246 and bass.net.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.