Spiegelworld is delighted to announce that EMPIRE will return to Sydney and Melbourne under the beautiful spiegeltent in 2014. Since opening its Australian tour in January this year, it has been seen by over 130,000 people around the country with rave reviews, sold out performances and standing ovations.
The return season of EMPIRE in Sydney and Melbourne follows spectacular engagements in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide that left audiences amazed and breathless.
The Brisbane Times said “the athleticism and audacity of Empire’s performers are a marvel. It’s now one of my picks for show of the year…..the best sex of my life and I wasn’t even involved”.
The West Australian recently described the show as “a thrilling, agile, contemporary circus, immaculately staged and precariously gripping for every one of its 90 minutes”.
Presented in Spiegelworld’s 700-seat antique spiegeltent, EMPIRE features the sexiest, most daring artists from across the globe, the show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square.
EMPIRE is a 90-minute theatrobatic adventure performed by the greatest international talent ever assembled in one tent. The MCs, Oscar and Fanny, steer the show while an eccentric cast of characters help Oscar rebuild his empire; the seductive Gorilla Girls from Ukraine form perfectly balanced pyramids on top of each other and the Ethiopian foot juggler Black Flintstone throws and impossibly catches his brother Big Mac Boy on his feet.
Other performers include the Lime Green Lady and Carrot Man who beautifully and sensuously balance each other, the Half Naked Asian Dude Wearing Pigtails from Japan who is the world champion wheelmaster, rolling dangerously past the audience; Miss A in a Bubble contorts gracefully inside an aerial sphere and the 3D Graffiti Guy from Canada creates amazing structures, balanced entirely on a feather. Miss Purple is the resident vocalist and is backed by the Viking of 6th Avenue, Moondog.
To create EMPIRE, Spiegelworld Impresario Ross Mollison assembled a stellar Australian creative team of director Terence O’Connell (numerous Australian comedy greats at The Last Laugh in Melbourne through to Circus Oz), choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby), and designer Angus Strathie (Academy Award for Moulin Rouge).
EMPIRE – Sydney
Spiegeltent – Showring at the Entertainment Quarter, Lang Road, Moore Park
Season from 7 January 2014
EMPIRE – Melbourne
Spiegeltent – Rooftop at Crown, Whiteman Street, Southbank
Season from 11 March 2014
For more information, visit: www.empireaustralia.com for details.
Image: 3D Graffiti Guy