Circus Oz: Cranked Up is a ‘cranked up’ version of last year’s show: higher, faster and funnier than ever before. It’s been 35 years since Circus Oz first set up shop in Melbourne and their talented troupe of performers seem more like a family every year.
Athletic acrobat Shane Witt flies though the air with ease, pint-sized gymnast Stevee Mills makes the trapeze look like a breeze, while juggler Hazel Bock defies belief with her inventive approach to this old art – but wait, there’s more!
All your favourite circus acts are on show: big people on little bicycles, rolla bolla’s hairy heights, teeterboard tumbling, and some light relief from a friendly kangaroo and a singing cowboy clown.
It’s a show high on mirth and low on CGI – the perfect thing to tear the kids away from the TV screen these school holidays. Staged under the heated big top in Birrarung Marr, this animal-free, rock’n’roll circus spectacular suits all ages.
Circus Oz: Cranked Up runs until Sunday 14 July, with shows from Wednesday to Sunday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.