CIRCUS OZ rolls into NORPA at Lismore City Hall on Fri 24 Oct and Sat 25 Oct with their brand spanking new show ‘But Wait…There’s More’ that has been gob-smacking audiences in sell-out shows across the nation.
Cooked up in their custom-built secret circus laboratory in the heart of Collingwood, Melbourne, and performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More is a punchy, exciting and funny vaudeville-inspired show for humans of all ages.
Audiences can expect an astonishing mix of stunt-jumping acrobatics, cutting-edge juggling, virtuosic unicycling, elegant trapeze flying, the exciting Rou Cyr rim, cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberance, all accompanied by an original, rocking eclectic live band.
But Wait…There’s More uses circus to satirise the rising tide of information, speed, consumerism, visual pollution, television, the ‘net and today’s manic fast-paced lifestyles. All of this is entwined within original music performed by Circus Oz’s live and ridiculously acrobatic band.
Circus Oz shows are co-created from the inspiration, ideas and energy derived from the unique skills of each member of the extremely diverse ensemble that are then woven into the core concept of the show like layers of a collage. For 2014 an extensive casting process was undertaken across Australia’s vibrant circus community looking for recruits to add to the Circus Oz ensemble, structured around an equal number of men and women with various backgrounds, skills and bodies. Eight new performers are making their Circus Oz debut in 2014, joining four returning Circus Oz artists.
“With so many new artists joining our ensemble, we are excited about the explosion of ideas and creativity that will emerge through the collaborative process” explained Mike Finch, Circus Oz Artistic Director.
Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More accelerates to become an explosive roller-coaster of circus excitement with an Aussie larrikin spin.
NORPA’s presentation of CIRCUS OZ is proudly supported by The Macadamia Castle.
FRI 24 OCT – 7:30pm
SAT 25 OCT – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
NORPA at Lismore City Hall
Bookings: 1300 066 772 or www.norpa.org.au
Olive & Luca diner, Macadamia Castle pancake stall, bar & live music from 6pm
(+ surprise visitor from Macadamia Castle)
Adults $47 | Seniors $42 | Concession $40 | Under 18 $20
2 hours (including interval)
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