Circus Mania set to hit!

Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, cabaret and burlesque. Photo: Jodie Hutchinson.
Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, cabaret and burlesque. Photo: Jodie Hutchinson.

The ‘Circus Mania’ Circus Festival is set to hit Castlemaine this November!
The long awaited event will be staged over four big days and nights and has been coordinated by local circus performers Caz Walsh and Mason West.
The festival was to be held in 2020 but was sidelined due to covid.
However, the festival has been locked in for November 17-20 and will feature in the couple’s own 300 seat big top – The May Wirth.
The big top will be erected at 74-80 Forest Street (opposite the Western Reserve) for the four day extravaganza.
The event will feature ‘Big Tops & Tiny Tots’ for the littlest festival goers. A circus adventure for 3-6 year olds! Big Tops & Tiny Tots is a non-stop whirlwind of plate-spinning, hula hooping and unicycling fun brought to you by Solid State Circus.
‘Suitcase Circus’ is an energetic all ages circus show. Set in the glory days of the past, this show is full of awe-inspiring, gasp worthy tricks from a mesmerising cast of world-class, award winning circus performers! There are acrobats, agile and athletic, defying gravity as they tumble and roll and create human towers on each other’s shoulders. There are aerialists, elegant and strong, plunging down the silks and being flung across the stage. There are jugglers and balancers, skilful and dexterous, as they manipulate with incredible timing and focus.
And after dark headline cabaret act ‘Rouge’ which received five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will entertain the adults.
Rouge: Circus for grown ups is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and twisted burlesque.
A non-stop celebration of the astonishing, surprising, subversive and the supremely sexy: award-winning Australian circus sensation Rouge brings an outrageous brand of adult circus.
“We have worked hard to create a program which offers something for every age group,” Caz said.
“Members of our very own Castlemaine Circus, where I am a trainer, will also be part of our all ages show,” Caz said.
And on the Saturday and Sunday Castlemaine Circus will also be offering a free opportunity for locals of all ages to come down and try their hand at some circus skills.
“There be three shows each day as well as live music, food trucks, a Garden Bar thanks to support from Shedshaker Brewing and other festivities taking place each day,” she said.
“We aim to create a real community atmosphere with something for everyone,” Caz said.
Early bird tickets are now on sale visit to get yours today!

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