Cirque Bon Bon Duo Synergy Emma Goh and Scott Lazarevich photo by Scott BelznerMelbournians can prepare to be spellbound by an extravaganza of light, acrobatics, dance and comedy when CIRQUE BON BON arrives in Melbourne this July. The all-star cast of contortionists, acrobats and dancers will transform the Athenaeum Theatre stage into a cauldron of excitement, drama and hilarity.

CIRQUE BON BON will be led by world-renowned comedy emcee, Mario, Queen of the Circus (Clarke McFarlane), and will star a multi-talented cast including contortionist and foot archery artist Shannen Michaela who holds the Guinness world record for shooting an arrow the farthest with her feet.

World-renowned Cyr Wheel artist Alexandre Lane; Aerial Hoop contortion and Hula Hoop artist Ashleigh Roper; Australia’s own duo hand to hand and skating artists Emma Goh and Scott Lazaravech; as well as juggler Cody Harrington and Aerial Straps and mouth hang artist Liam Dummer.

Joining the world-class, multi-talented cast in the acrobatic, dance and comedy-filled extravaganza will be dancers Jayden Grogan, Holly Soper, Hunter-Jai Clist and Tiara Locke.

CIRQUE BON BON is the brainchild of former Cirque Du Soleil Assistant Creative Director Ash Jacks and choreographer Julieann Nugent, and has attracted over 14,000 audiences in Brisbane, Adelaide and Noosa since it began in 2021.

“Our world-class artists have performed everywhere from Broadway to Las Vegas and London’s West End, so we can’t wait to see the looks on everyone’s face in Melbourne when CIRQUE BON BON arrives!” said Jacks.

“We’ve used every last trick in the book to make this show something you just can’t look away from. That moment when you hear the crowd gasp in awe, all at once, right as the music stops and the act reaches its climax, that’s the magical moment.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jayden, Holly, Hunter and Tiara to the CIRQUE BON BON company. As highly-skilled technical dancers, these four individuals are the perfect addition to our cirque troop. We can’t wait for Melbourne to experience their infectious energy and jaw-dropping skill,” said Jacks.

In Melbourne for five shows only, CIRQUE BON BON promises to have audiences on the edge of their seat for 80 minutes of beauty and bravery, from 11 to 13 July at the Athenaeum Theatre. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Emma Goh and Scott Lazarevich in Cirque Bon Bon – photo by Scott Belzner