Circus Oz: But Wait…There’s More

Circus Oz Ensemble 2015 photo by Rob BlackburnAfter being on the road from Melbourne to Mildura; Port Macquarie to Palm Island; an international tour across America and a season at Montreal’s legendary circus venue, La Tohu, Circus Oz will tumble back into Sydney this summer for the first time in two years.

But Wait…There’s More is the very first show created in the new Circus Oz custom-­built circus home in Melbourne, and after touring together for two years, the world-­famous Circus Oz ensemble are at the top of their game.

Featuring a creative bunch of 12 fabulous weirdos including graceful men, strong women, incredibly intricate and innovative jugglers, lyrical and virtuosic unicyclers, hilarious flying trapeze artists, booty-­shaking hip-­hoppers, highly-­musical-­acrobats  and  highly-­acrobatic-­musicians.

Presented at breakneck speed through cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-­skilled human physical exuberance, But Wait…There’s More is a fantastically entertaining amalgamation of tricks and ideas, including a satirical look at today’s culture of ‘infobesity’ and consumer overload based around society’s focus on stuff.

Performed under the Big Top within a spectacular large-­scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait…There’s More accelerates to become a roller-­coaster of speed and choice-­mania – it is punchy, exciting and a funny vaudeville-­inspired show for humans of all ages.

But Wait…There’s More was created from scratch last year with the newly recruited ensemble under the direction of former Circus OzArtistic Director, Mike Finch – he said “With so many new artists joining our ensemble, we were excited about the explosion of ideas and creativity that emerged through the collaborative process.”

Taken on the road with Debra Batton, the Touring Show Director, But Wait…There’s More was created with a world-­class team of designers: costume (Laurel Frank), lighting (Paul Jackson), inflatable set (Felipe Reynolds), props (Michael Baxter) and guest song writer (Casey Bennetto).

Throughout the tour and in true Circus Oz style, where collaboration, multi-­skilling and invention are part of daily life, But Wait…There’s More has continued to develop and tighten as the ensemble refine their ideas, play with interludes and importantly craft their performances in response to audience reactions.

But Wait…There’s More
Circus Oz Big Top, The Showring – The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Season: 30 December 2015 – 24 January 2016
Bookings: 13 61 00 or online at: www.ticketmaster.com.au

For more information, visit: www.circusoz.com for details.

Image: But Wait…There’s More – photo by Rob Blackburn

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