Empire takes over Canberra

The Empire BubbleAfter rave reviews, sold out performances and standing ovations in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Spiegelworld will bring its all-new show Empire to Canberra, pitching its opulent spiegeltent at Civic Square for a limited season from 10 October 2013.

Empire smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st Century audience and presenting 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.

The 700-seat antique spiegeltent, complete with bevelled mirrors, velvet-upholstered seating booths, a speak-easy style bar and the most intimate stage in town, will host the most jaw-dropping and outrageous night out you’ll experience this year.

The Canberra season of Empire follows spectacular engagements in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth that left audiences amazed and breathless. 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 at Spiegelworld
Civic Square – London Circuit, Canberra
Season: from 10 October 2013
Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online at: www.canberraticketing.com.au

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

Image: The Empire Bubble