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November 22, 2019

Fasten your seatbelts – this show is off the rails! Following their sell out show Elixir at last year’s Wonderland Festival, the fantastic-four of Head First Acrobats brings another laugh-non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, side-splitting show to Brisbane!

Railed is modern, f...

September 25, 2019

It’s raining. You’re at home with your loved one. You dance around the room together, have a little bit of ‘me’ time, play games together, and maybe push the boundaries to see what you can get away with before pushing his limits.

This is the subjective synopsis of You...

September 8, 2019

It’s been three years since Blanc de Blanc graced the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane Festival, and now Strut & Fret have made a sequel, Blanc de Blanc Encore!

Many would say the original show was Strut & Fret’s finest, so one can’t help but be a little dubious about a seq...

May 5, 2019

Ahead of Circa and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest collaboration in English Baroque performance at QPAC on 21 May, we chatted with American-Australian soprano Jane Sheldon.

Can you tell us about ‘exploratory chamber music’ and how it has become a part of your...

April 28, 2019


Limbo Unhinged is circus like you’ve never seen before. It’s circus on the edge, and it’s showing at the Spiegeltent at the Gold Coast. Limbo Unhinged is the sequel to Strut and Fret’s highly successful show, Limbo

Like any sequel to a hugely entertaining and succes...

December 3, 2018

Elixir takes you on a journey of comedy and circus, all told through the story of a science experiment (yes, you guessed it – drinking the right elixir can make you do amazing acrobatics!).

As the three performers embark on their mission, their superb mix of clowning a...

November 30, 2018

Today’s high expectations of live theatre makes it hard to get a real wow factor from a show. But Invisible Things demonstrates otherwise!

This brilliantly designed show deals with the issues of everyday human struggle, without limiting itself to any specifically defin...

October 29, 2018

From Australia's only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble comes a show dealing with the question of “Who am I?”

Chasing Smoke's Samoan-Australian director, Natano Fa'anana, brings the 40,000 year-old Australian culture to audiences with a traditional entertainment m...

October 13, 2018

Infamous is a visual feast of entertainment that leaves the gluttonous more than satisfied. Promising to be unlike any circus seen before, Infamous definitely kept its word.

The extravagant opening number involving the entire cast and crew sets the scene for a spectacu...

October 2, 2018

This touring circus is everything you expect to see inside a big top, but much, much more — and with a special twist on stereotypes! 

Thanks to the award-winning film starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman has put traditional circuses on everyone’s radar again. Hu...

September 9, 2018

With more wow factor than the seven wonders, Charlie Chaplin meets modern circus cabaret in Life the Show at the 2018 Brisbane Festival. 

Starring international clown Goos Meeuwsen (whose credits include Cirque du Soleil), Life the Show is a superbly entertaining, yet s...

May 12, 2018

Glampire Masquerade is a glamorous, fun and interactive show where the spectators are a part of the action.

This innovative production by Folly Games combines acting, singing, dancing, circus and a live band with audience members making up an extended cast.

On arrival yo...

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