Circus starts tonight
It’s been two years since Circus Royale last set up its big top at Deniliquin’s Memorial Park, and it is back again tonight.
Presented by Damian Syred, four performances will be held over the next three days, opening tonight from 7.30pm.
Two performances will be held tomorrow at 4pm and 7.30pm, and the final show at 11am on Sunday.
Each performance is a two hour human and domestic animal show, with one intermission.
With 20 elite athletes and performers, Circus Royale brings together a combination of acrobatics, comedy and deathdefying stunts in a show that will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Daredevils from Mexico — siblings Hugo, Brandon and Geraldine Fernandez — will feature in the thrilling Globe of Death performance. On motorbikes, they manoeuvre around a 4m cage at speeds of up to 80km/h.
Geraldine, who is now 18, is believed to be the only female rider to tackle the Globe of Death in Australia.
‘‘Sometimes, if they don’t know I’m a girl, the crowd is really shocked,’’ Geraldine said.
‘‘We have been riding together for a long time, so we know how each other rides and we know when we ride we are safe,” older brother Hugo added.
The show also includes Pancholin the Chilean Clown, who will keep circus-goers of all ages entertained with his comic antics. There’s also a colourful ringmaster, acrobatic artistry, football playing dogs, dancing horses, young jugglers and baby camels.
‘‘This is a real old-fashioned traditional circus, the way it was from our childhood,’’ Mr Syred said.
‘‘It’s big, exciting and wonderful family entertainment.’’
Adult tickets start from $25 per person, depending on your choice of seating. Concession tickets start at $20 per person and tickets for children aged two to 14 start from $15 per person. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
People should arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime.
Circus Royale owner Damian Syred.