Step right up! The Circus is back and with Elephants!
In a world premiere event, the producers of the biggest selling magic show in the world (The Illusionists) have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers of War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist.
Thanks to sensational puppetry on a never seen before scale, CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus puts puppet Elephants back in the ring by introducing the largest ever performing African elephant and her baby to international stages. The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the UK National Theatre’s War Horse have designed, built and brought to life two stunningly beautiful elephants for CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus. In addition, there has been a national competition through the media for a member of the public to name the baby elephant. That winner will attend the Media Call and the name revealed.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus brings together the very best traditional circus performers from all around the world. Acts will include – a cycle artist from Germany; juggling from France; rola bola from Russia; hand to hand acrobatics from the Ukraine; an high wire act from Mexico; and a knife thrower from Brazil.
CIRCUS 1903 –The Golden Age of Circus will open in Canberra on 1 December and then tour to Sydney and Melbourne.
TAGG reporter Murray Schoorman will be in attendance on Melbourne’s opening night 4 Jan 2016 and states “What a way to welcome the new year! This world class event is sure to impress”