Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

“. . . manic and magical”

– The Guardian, UK

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and an accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.


World premiere: Logan, Australia – July 2018
Performers: 3 (2 acrobats, 1 musician)
Duration: 60 minutes


★★★★“Whether it’s through acrobatics, aerial work or hula hooping, you know you’ll see beauty and strength in equal measure . . . A great introduction to contemporary circus, and Mozart, for younger audiences.” – The List, UK | View

“. . . manic and magical” – The Guardian, UK | View

“. . . a must-see show for all the family.” – Edinburgh Life with Kids, UK | View

★★★★ ” . . . more feats of gymnastics, acrobatics and balance than you can shake a baton at.” – The Wee Review, UK |  View

★★★★ “For circus thrills with a classy, classical touch, ‘Wolfgang’ hits the right notes” – Three Weeks Edinburgh, UK | View 

★★★★ “. . . there was much giggling and laughter, a lot of oohs and has, and applause throughout – SG Fringe, UK | View


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble
Commissioned by The Art House Wyong

Director Yaron Lifschitz
Associate Director Benjamin Knapton
Music Mozart and Quincy Grant
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires
Technical Director Jason Organ
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell

Assistant Costume Designer Selene Cochrane
Artistic Consultants Darcy Grant & Scott Witt

International Representation
Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives
USA, Canada, Central & South America
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Discover the original compositions from Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, curated by Yaron Lifschitz. Music is subject to change, may not be the same version and some tracks may not be available on Spotify. #circacircus #circapeepshow

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
12th - 14th July 2024 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Performing Arts Center
20th - 21st July 2024 Hsinchu, Taiwan Hsinchu County Cultural Affairs
27th - 28th July 2024 Hualien, Taiwan Hualien County Cultural Affairs

Past Dates

Date City Venue
4th July 2018 Logan, Australia Logan Entertainment Centre
12th - 13th July 2018 Gold Coast, Australia Home of the Arts
19th - 20th July 2018 Wyong, Australia The Art House Wyong
4th - 25th August 2018 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Underbelly Circus Hub
2nd - 3rd October 2018 Araluen, Australia Araluen Arts Centre
6th October 2018 Katherine, Australia Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
9th - 12th October 2018 Darwin, Australia Darwin Entertainment Centre
12th - 22nd December 2018 London, United Kingdom Barbican Centre
2nd - 12th January 2019 Melbourne, Australia Arts Centre Melbourne
15th - 25th January 2019 Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House
11th - 22nd March 2019 Wellington, New Zealand Capital E Theatre
17th - 28th April 2019 Wollongong, Australia Merrigong Theatre Company h
2nd May 2019 Griffith, Australia Griffith Regional Theatre
7th - 8th May 2019 Parramatta, Australia Riverside Parramatta
18th - 19th May 2019 Cairns, Australia Cairns Children's Festival
29th - 29th June 2019 Coffs Harbour, Australia Jetty Memorial Theatre
4th - 5th July 2019 Toowoomba, Australia Empire Theatre
6th July 2019 Redland, Australia Redland Performing Arts Centre
12th July 2019 Gympie, Australia Gympie Civic Centre
16th July 2019 Gladstone, Australia Gladstone Entertainment Centre
19th - 20th July 2019 Townsville, Australia Townsville Riverway
23rd July 2019 Mackay, Australia Mackay Entertainment Centre
26th - 27th July 2019 Sunnybank, Australia SunPAC
29th July 2019 Ipswich, Australia Ipswich Civic Centre
19th November - 2nd December 2019 China Assorted Venues
28th December 2019 - 4th January 2020 Sydney, Australia Sydney Coliseum Theatre
7th - 22nd January 2020 Brisbane, Australia Queensland Performing Arts Centre
29th September - 2nd October 2020 Perth, Australia Awesome Festival
6th - 6th October 2020 Beverley, Australia Beverley Platform Theatre
13th - 14th October 2020 Bunbury, Australia Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
16th - 16th October 2020 Albany, Australia Albany Theatre Centre
6th - 7th November 2020 Canberra, Australia Playhouse Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre
19th - 21st May 2021 Adelaide, Australia Dream Big Festival
20th - 24th April 2022 Sydney, Australia Theatre Royal Sydney
22nd June 2022 Shepparton, Australia Riverlinks Eastbank
25th June 2022 Nunawading, Australia Box Hill Town Hall
27th - 27th June 2022 Frankston, Australia Frankston Arts Centre
29th June 2022 Bendigo, Australia Ulumbarra Theatre
8th July 2022 Goulburn, Australia Goulburn Performing Arts Centre
13th - 16th July 2022 Sydney, Australia ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
20th - 22nd July 2022 Wyong, Australia The Art House Wyong
24th July 2022 Newcastle, Australia Civic Theatre Newcastle
2nd May 2023 Jundah, Australia Jundah Hall
4th May 2023 Longreach, Australia Civic Centre
6th May 2023 Blackall, Australia Blackall Cultural Centre
9th May 2023 Aramac, Australia Aramac Town Hall
11th May 2023 Tambo, Australia Tambo Shire Hall
13th May 2023 Quilpie, Australia Quilpie Shire Hall
16th May 2023 Augathella, Australia Augathella Town Hall
17th May 2023 Morven, Australia Morven Town Hall
19th May 2023 Mitchell, Australia Mitchell Shire Hall
23rd May 2023 Cunnamulla, Australia Paroo Shire Hall
26th May 2023 Thargomindah, Australia The Thargomindah Football Oval
10th - 12th July 2023 Sydney, Australia Riverside Theatres
13th - 14th July 2023 Blue Mountains, Australia Blue Mountains Theatre
24th - 26th November 2023 Brisbane, Australia The Playhouse, QPAC