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16–18 August 2018

The always innovative Circus Oz returns with the first production for the company by new artistic director Rob Tannion, exploring what it means to be a ‘model citizen’ in Australia today through awesome physicality, biting satire and highly skilled, unpredictable acrobatics. With an impressive cast of mesmerising aerialists, cheeky characters, daredevil acrobats, cigar box juggling, hula hooping and backyard banter, Model Citizens subverts the suburban dream. Set inside a model kit world complete with giant scissors and cotton reels, peg springboards and hammock-sized undies on the line, the performers swing from knife-dodging to acrobat-tossing, contorting through huge steaming irons to tumbling off a house of giant credit cards. With a brand new ensemble of performers, a thumping live band and set design that challenges scale and perspective, the latest Circus Oz show brings a fresh sophistication to the troupe’s larrikin personality, delivering exhilarating family-friendly feats with poise and charm.

“A masterpiece that blows our socks off and tickles our feet at the same time” Theatre Press

“An under-appreciated gem in our national cultural identity” The Guardian

   

Show details:

Synopsis

16–18 August 2018

The always innovative Circus Oz returns with the first production for the company by new artistic director Rob Tannion, exploring what it means to be a ‘model citizen’ in Australia today through awesome physicality, biting satire and highly skilled, unpredictable acrobatics.

With an impressive cast of mesmerising aerialists, cheeky characters, daredevil acrobats, cigar box juggling, hula hooping and backyard banter, Model Citizens subverts the suburban dream.

Set inside a model kit world complete with giant scissors and cotton reels, peg springboards and hammock-sized undies on the line, the performers swing from knife-dodging to acrobat-tossing, contorting through huge steaming irons to tumbling off a house of giant credit cards.

With a brand new ensemble of performers, a thumping live band and set design that challenges scale and perspective, the latest Circus Oz show brings a fresh sophistication to the troupe’s larrikin personality, delivering exhilarating family-friendly feats with poise and charm.

“A masterpiece that blows our socks off and tickles our feet at the same time” Theatre Press

“An under-appreciated gem in our national cultural identity” The Guardian

 

 

Dates

Thursday 16 August, 7.30pm

Friday 17 August, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 August, 1.30pm

Saturday 18 August, 7.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Circus Oz

CATEGORY:
Circus & Physical Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 110 minutes, including interval. Please note there is a lockout at the beginning of the performance. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNINGS:
This show contains fog/haze effects, moving lights, a live flame and a glimpse of a bottom for comedic effect.

SUIT CHILDREN?: 
This show is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Access

AUSLAN INTERPRETER
Saturday 18 August, 1.30pm

If you would like to book this service please call Box Office on (02) 6275 2700.

 

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