The Athenaeum Theater hosts CIRCUS – THE SHOW in April


After a sold-out first season at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe, overwhelming demand for tickets at the Melbourne Comedy Festival – which saw the entire 16-show season sold out in two days, PLUS a breakthrough season at Her Majesty’s Theater in Adelaide – Showmen Productions’ CIRCUS is back at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their BIGGEST SHOW YET and it’s not to be missed Melbourne!

CIRCUS is an Australian pioneer in children’s entertainment with world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, stunning and elegant aerials, comedy and an endearing clown. The show received numerous 5-star reviews and won Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards.

For the return performances in Melbourne, the CIRCUS Ringmaster will be played by Justin Williams of Showmen Productions – one of Australia’s premier traveling circus companies (The Greatest Magic Show, Adults Only Magic Show, CIRCUS); while Nathan Green’s clowning skills will be on full display in a range of hilarious stunts, including climbing completely inside a gigantic 6ft BALLOON!

This season will also feature several high class artists based in Melbourne; including aerial acrobat and hula-hoop extraordinaire, Shaunah Johnson, who will showcase her energetic and unique aerial performances of grace and beauty while keeping everyone captivated with hula-hoop tricks you’ll have to see to believe!

They are also joined by Will Anton, an urban circus legend from the United States who brings his energetic experimental circus style to each of his acts; alongside one of Australia’s finest jugglers – Richard Sullivan – who was trained by the world’s best in Stockholm, Sweden before returning to Australia to perform in shows produced by companies such as Circus Oz, YUMMY, Circus Trick Tease and now Showmen Productions!

CIRCUS Producer and Performer Sam Hume says, “CIRCUS brings together years of industry experience and skill. We have some of the most talented family circus performers on the Fringe circuit on board to help teach children the importance of celebrating difference. The show ends with a powerful message to always embrace your weirdness and never lose sight of your dreams – no matter how wild they are!”

Showmen Productions – the creative team behind CIRCUS and The Greatest Magic Show! – toured Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringes to critically acclaimed reviews and sold-out seasons in every city.

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000

Date/Time: April 15, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

April 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

April 17, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Tickets: Admit premium reserve: $45.00

Family Bonus Reserve: $160.00

Admit a reservation: $39.00

Family A Reserve: $140.00

Reservations: www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au / PH: 9650 1500 https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx’sh=CIRCUS21 / PH: 132 849

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