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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.

About

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

Reviews

★★★★“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

Acknowledgments

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
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova (Worldwide, except territories below)
David Lieberman / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives (USA, South America, Canada)
Danielle Kellie / Circa (Australia / New Zealand)
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa (New Creations / Collaborations / Big Dreams)

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Music

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 - 22nd December 2018 London, United Kingdom Barbican Centre
2nd - 12th January 2019 Melbourne, Australia Arts Centre Melbourne
11th - 22nd March 2019 Wellington, New Zealand Capital E Theatre
17th - 23rd April 2019 Wollongong, Australia Merrigong Theatre Company h
2nd May 2019 Griffith, Australia Griffith Regional Theatre
7th - 8th May 2019 Parramatta, Australia Riverside Parramatta
6th July 2019 Redland, Australia Redland Performing Arts 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

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

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