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The Carnival of Lost Souls - Review

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Not Just Another Circus
Oils may be oils but a circus aint just a circus.

Clowns, contemporary circus, circus with a live music, cabaret, circus acts, non-animal circus, acrobats, comedy, magic,
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Billed as a circus, the carnival of lost souls has it all. Set in the late 1800s circus genre this dramatic performance has an intriguing cabaret combination of live music, magic, singing, drama, Bolero dancing and a variety of perfectly executed circus acts.

Clowns, contemporary circus, circus with a live music, cabaret, circus acts, non-animal circus, acrobats, comedy, magic,
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In layman terms, the music was highly emotive. It started with an ominous tone. The audience goes silent in anticipation of zombies or something equally as terrifying. This is reminiscent of The Addams Family but is combined with dramatic Spanish music, Enya style pieces and other tunes that take me back to Oliver Twist antics.

Clowns, contemporary circus, circus with a live music, cabaret, circus acts, non-animal circus, acrobats, comedy, magic,
Photo supplied by The Carnival of Lost Souls


The storyline of love, loss and rejection is interspersed with high quality and professional circus acts such as awesome and scary acrobatics. Many a deep breath was taken, sighs of relief, laughing clapping and loud cheering were the audience's reactions when the impossible was achieved.

Clowns, contemporary circus, circus with a live music, cabaret, circus acts, non-animal circus, acrobats, comedy, magic,
Photo supplied by The Carnival of Lost Souls


The lavish Victorian Gothic and Steampunk inspired costumes are true to the era and genre. They are staggeringly impressive. The women look like beautiful porcelain dolls. At times, it's like a rock show, at others, a magic show - every part of it engaging.

Australia's best physical entertainers, musicians and singers are backed by PLATONIC. The show is enchanting from beginning to end and displays great strength, agility and beauty in equal measures.

Clowns, contemporary circus, circus with a live music, cabaret, circus acts, non-animal circus, acrobats, comedy, magic,
Photo supplied by The Carnival of Lost Souls


Performed under the big top this is an intimate size and the actors are close-up and personal. Surrounded by beautiful leadlight window, this circular shaped building has a mystical history.
Surprise yourself. This is a must-see show!


THE CARNIVAL OF LOST SOULS
2017 Australian Tour:
19 - 28 Oct // Melbourne - Melba Spiegeltent
10 - 11 Nov // Adelaide - Festival Centre
16 - 18 Nov // Sydney - Seymour Centre
23 - 25 Nov // Brisbane - Roundhouse Theatre



Notes:
This performance includes partial nudity and is not recommended for children under 15 years of age.
Allow plenty of time for parking, as the time limit is short on the adjacent streets.
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*Jeni Wilson was invited as a guest
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Cost: Tickets from $47
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