A former newspaper journo and editor, Monique Mulligan is the author of My Silly Mum, Fergus the Farting Dragon, and is a publisher with Serenity Press. Visit www.moniquemulligan.com
Double the circus fun for families
Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town. Make that two circuses! These school holidays families north of the river are spoilt for choice with two terrific circuses setting up base in the Joondalup. If you're looking for affordable and fun family entertainment, look no further.
First up is the much-loved Act Belong Commit Circus Joseph Ashton. The iconic red-and-white big top will be at Percy Doyle Oval in Duncraig from September 27 until October 26. That's four weeks of circus fun in one spot.
Families can expect a mixture of classic and contemporary acts, from trapeze artists The Flying Ashtons, jugglers, and acrobats, to dogs and the mischievous Goldie the Clown. The Ashton brothers' hilarious knockabout routine will bring kids to tears of laughter, while the Wheel of Death and triple somersault acts will have people holding their breath.
Expect plenty of clowning around at this circus, as well as daring tight wire and juggling acts, mind-blowing acrobatics and gymnastics, and heart-warming domestic animal acts.
Circus ringmaster Magnus Danger Magnus will warm up the crowd with his trademark goofy antics before special interstate guests Engaging Motion, a husband-and-wife adagio duo, leave audiences stunned by their athleticism and incredible feats of strength and control.
Other highlights include limber Erin Burley's dazzling balancing act, Miss Gail Force's tantalising hoop-spinning act and Jules Bullen with his ever-so-cute domestic animal act.
Give the kids the "wow" factor and take them to the circus these holidays - the smiles alone will be worth it. The people behind the circuses love what they do and it shows.
The circus box office and the Big Top open 45 minutes before each show, with a canteen, laughing clowns, show bags all available. Tickets do sell fast, so it is recommended that people book in advance.
Tickets for Gypsy Circus cost $15 booking fee - to book, click here.
Tickets for Circus Joseph Ashton start from $15 - to book tickets click here.