I couldn't have been any more off the mark. It was fabulous.
As far as the size of the group involved in the acts, it is very small, however, they deliver big when it comes to showmanship. Each individual is clearly multi-talented, moving across the evening with different skills being utilised in each part of the show. It really depicts some impressive teamwork.
This would also have to be one of the first circuses I have been to where photography was allowed through most of it with the exception of a few parts due to respect for the animals that might be frightened by flash photography and are probably the highlight of the show that shouldn't be filmed for the sake of having some mystery.
The music complemented the show beautifully and the energetic tone to get the audience involved worked a treat. Thankfully it wasn't overbearingly loud though. If you have little ones, I still would recommend some earmuffs for bubs.
While they have more expensive ringside seats, I would definitely recommend going for the elevated seating as you get a much better vantage point being higher up. The best seats are front of the stage, however they played it quite fair to all sides so you wouldn't miss anything by taking a side seat.
This particular circus does not use any exotic animals other than the gorgeous macaw, however the animal acts are just gorgeous and very clever. The trainers look effortless with very subtle signals to the animals making it look like the animals are doing it all on their own.
The acrobatics were very graceful and made me want to swing from the ceilings too. The strength they posses is very admirable.
Walking out of the show, it was clear the patrons were very happy with the value provided in this show. I chatted to a few others who discussed how surprised they were at how good the show was and it one was of the best circuses they had seen in a long time.
Currently Hudson's circus is in Seaford, South Australia until 21st May 2017 and from there they move on to Port Pirie Whyalla and on to Port Lincoln. You can get more details on their website.
Individual tickets start at $25 for an adult and $15 for children with a $1.50 booking fee per ticket. You can also get a family pass for a bit of a discount. You can print them at home or pick up before the show.
Without giving too much more away, I have to say that it was worth every cent and each act had its own 'ooh and ahh' moments. My kids were hooked from the beginning dancing, laughing and staring in amazement.
If you have been disappointed with other circuses, I doubt you will be disappointed with this one.