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Circus Oz TWENTYSIXTEEN at Frankston Arts Centre

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Roll Up Roll Up Circus Oz heads to Frankston this October
The hilarious and magnificently talented troupe that make up Circus Oz will leap into the Frankston Arts Centre this Spring, ready to entertain families from the Mornington Peninsula and South East Melbourne.

Circus Oz image c/o Rob Blackburn
Circus Oz image c/o Rob Blackburn


If you've yet to experience the Circus Oz troupe in action, then you must head down to Frankston Arts Centre this time around. Circus Oz happens to be born right here in Melbourne, first performing almost 40 years ago in 1978.

Since then, Circus Oz has toured all over the world, entertaining over 4 million audience members in some 100 cities, and 27 countries. Now it is your turn to be entertained and amused.

With most Circus Oz shows you can expect mayhem and quirk, and that's exactly what you get from TWENTYSIXTEEN. The sprightly bunch are what you might call eclectic, but terribly funny and skillful, too.

Circus Oz image c/o Rob Blackburn
Circus Oz image c/o Rob Blackburn


Each Circus Oz performance reflects Australian humour and revitalises the traditional acrobatic art-form into a modern day spectacle to entertain the whole family.

TWENTYSIXTEEN, Circus Oz's latest live show, received gracious reviews after rocking the Big Top at Birrarung Marr during the winter school holidays. With its healthy mix of larrikin story-telling combined with spectacular circus skills that have to be seen to be believed, TWENTYSIXTEEN is a hoot from beginning to end.

Expect solo acts as well as group acrobatics; there's the flying trapeze; nine performers on a single bike; ten acrobats scaling the height of two Chinese poles; or the entire stage filled with 21 clubs belt through the air from one acrobat to another.

A circus is not a circus without a comic to get the crowd laughing, which is something Circus Oz never fails to deliver. The two 'clowns' of TWENTYSIXTEEN, in particular, Dale Woodbridge-Brown, are very funny indeed. Woodbridge-Brown gallivants around the stage in his aboriginal flag inspired red sequinned shorts-suit; a nod to his indigenous heritage. You won't forget 'Infinity Love Beads' in a hurry either; a character who goofs around the ring mocking all things hipster, and sometimes confuses her chakras for Shakira!

"An evening with these Australian performers (is) a delightfully entertaining mix of music, comedy, and movement, while featuring an impressive number of gasp-inducing circus tricks." Boston Globe

Add Circus Oz TWENTYSIXTEEN at Franskton Arts Centre to your 'to see and do' list this Spring; you won't regret it. The 120 minute performance (including interval) is suitable for families, with both day time and evening show times to choose from. You've only got two days to choose from, so be quick and book tickets NOW.
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Why? Fun for whole family
When: Saturday 8 October, 1.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 9 October, 1.30pm
Phone: Box office 9784 1060
Where: Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St, Frankston VIC 3199
Cost: Member $44, Full $49, Conc $46 U'16yrs $17, U'30 $30, Family (4) $115
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Circus Oz always puts on a fantastic show.
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