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The Carnival of Lost Souls

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Dare to enter the dark and magical world of a 19th-century circus as The Carnival of Lost Souls tours through Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane this October/November, leaving a dizzying path of mystery and mayhem for audiences along the way.

WeekendNotes has 3 Double Passes to the following shows to give away:


  • Melbourne

    Date & Time: Thurs 19 October / Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

    Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood


  • Adelaide

    Date & Time: Fri 10 November / Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

    Venue: Space Theatre @ Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street


  • Sydney

    Date & Time: Thurs 16 November / Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

    Venue: Reginald Theatre @ Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale


  • Brisbane

    Date & Time: Thurs 23 November / Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

    Venue: The Roundhouse Theatre, 6-8 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove Village

    Nestled somewhere between the madness of a Tim Burton psychosis and the darkness of a David Lynch nightmare, The Carnival of Lost Souls tells the tragic tale of unrequited love & loss set amongst the splendour of a Victorian-era circus.

    Featuring some of Australia's best physical entertainers, musicians & singers, this uniquely original "circus noir" spectacle delivers a twisted bent on the familiar Circus, Musical Theatre and Cabaret stage genres. Backed by a highly emotive and original live music score by Platonic, audiences are taken on a brooding and mystical journey into the dark heart of a vintage circus fraternity where nothing is as it seems.

    Written and produced by Graham Coupland, founder of Australia's popular Gangster's Ball, The Carnival of Lost Souls is a lavish production that showcases a breathtaking mix of performances from world‐class acrobats, aerial artists, illusionists and carnival characters, all whilst telling a tale of desire and betrayal under the classic Big Top.

    Combined with Victorian Gothic and Steampunk-inspired costuming and stage design, a magical world comes alive where the line between life and death, real and unreal, is truly blurred.

    Note: This show contains partial nudity. Only for ages 15 and over.

    The Carnival Of Lost Souls from Graham Coupland on Vimeo.

    To celebrate the spring tour of The Carnival of Lost Souls, WeekendNotes subscribers have the chance to win a double pass to one of the shows listed above.

    To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'The Carnival of Lost Souls' to and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to see this anticipated production. Please make sure to include your full name and preferred show date and city!

    The first three readers to enter from each respective state will win a double pass.

    All winners have now been notified.

    For more on The Carnival of Lost Souls check out and

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