REVIEW: Circus – The Show

FAMILY CIRCUS REVIEW: KIDDO reviewer Carla Caruso had her imagination soar like never before at this jam-packed, 60-minute spectacle.


There’s just something about circuses … from feeling on the edge of your seat, wondering if the performers will pull off their (often death-defying) stunts this time to that nostalgic vibe of going back to a bygone era, when live entertainment reigned supreme.

We got all the feels at the launch of CIRCUS – The Show at the newly renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre this week. The show, which previously won gongs at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, was on in our fine city for just three shows over two days. A family spectacle not to be missed!


Presented by Showmen Productions, the family-friendly spectacular was an awesome way to kickstart the school hols.

The show had it all: world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, highly skilled jugglers, and breathtaking, elegant aerialists. Plus, as the promo material says, “enough side-splitting comedy to send any grown man running for the toilet!” We were laughing and gasping (in a good way) the entire time.


Special mention to the incomparable ringmaster for revving up the youngsters in the crowd, the cheeky clown jumping about in a six-foot balloon (which resembled a Giant Peach), and the marvellous magician who made a girl levitate … how did he do it?!

Also notable were young SA siblings Calin and Arwin Diamond, known for their mind-bending acrobatics, and the awesome Bavo Delbeke who performed Michael Jordan-worthy basketball tricks.

The show was an easy win for us parents. Should the hour-long spectacular flip into town again, we recommend you step right up, step right up … right away!


Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, Adelaide SA

Dates: 27 – 28 September 2021

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