Monday, June 22, 2009

Guest post: Circus Oz Review

As promised, here is the second exciting post! Two in one day!! This is the first guest post we've ever had here and its brought to you by Mr. Sketchy. He's recently done a review of Circus Oz and we'd love to share it here! Head over to his blog to see some great drawings, read some interesting ramblings, and learn about the imminent invasion of aliens from Xzzffaght.

Also, we've been tossing around the idea of having a few guest posts lately, as we can't get around this great city to see and do everything! We're always on the look out for new and exciting things so if you have any ideas, be sure to shoot us an email...

And with that said:

all images from Circus Oz

First of all, let me say I’ve never written a review in my life. I think it has something to do with the number of times “tasteless” has been to describe my opinions…

But I’ve decided to move beyond that, simply because this is something that needs to be told.

Circus Oz rocks. Really, that is what it all comes down to!


PS. I’ve just been told that isn’t really a review. In fact it has been rudely point out that it barely qualifies as a thought! So for all those people that demand that ‘information’ thing…

The Circus Oz show is an incredible mix of skill and laughter delivered by a performance group with a social conscience.

The performers are all multi-skilled, allowing a variety of acts including, trapeze, tumbling, skating, feats of strength, incredible rope work and an interesting integration of music into the show…

There was less of an overall theme to the show this year as there has been in previous seasons, however several of the acts are related and characters make repeat appearances throughout the show, separated by acts that are just amazing to watch. In many cases the performers supporting an act will be entertaining to watch in their own right.

In the past years, I’ve had a few of my more prudish friends express shock at some of the humour, believing it sometimes get risqué for a family show. (Not to mention some years, the show will have a strong social commentary and some shows that I’ve seen has focused on issues such as immigration or media induced body image problems). All I can say is that at the show I saw last night, children’s laughter could be heard often and loudly during the performance.

The Melbourne 2009 Show runs from 17th June - 12th July (see the Circus Oz website for other locations) and more details are here

The tickets vary between $47.00 - $69.90 for Adults, $26-$45.00 for children, with Pensioner & Family rates available.* Tickets available here.

The (heated) big top is located at Birrarung Marr, between Federation Square and Batman Avenue.

Oh, and while there is a large amount of really interesting history behind the Circus, which has been operating for over 30 years (see their website for the background) there is one thing I wanted to point out:

Circus Oz calls Melbourne their home town and this year they are looking for a larger place to set up. I’m sure buying a ticket will help them out and give you an enjoyable night out, so everyone wins!

*All information gathered from the web. So if it’s not accurate, it’s my fault and know one else’s. But don’t complain to me, cause I don’t care and will likely get very rude. I mean really, if your not going to double check information you get from some called “mr sketchy” there really isn’t anything I can do for you…


  1. I think Circus OZ Rocks pretty much covered it! I love the circus. I wish I could afford tickets.

  2. I was lucky enough to score a spare ticket when my aunt was unlucky enough to get the flu and stay home... worked out pretty well for me! what a show!!!