The cir­cus comes to town

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

MANS­FIELD is about to have a visit from a cir­cus, in town from Oc­to­ber 20 to Oc­to­ber 22.

Eroni’s Cir­cus is a new Aus­tralian cir­cus per­form­ing un­der a 32 me­tre red-and-white big top mar­quee which will be set up in the show­grounds.

It i s a t ra­di­tional t rav­el­ling cir­cus, founded in 2007 and owned and op­er­ated by the sixth and sev­enth gen­er­a­tions of the May­nard cir­cus dy­nasty, Tony and Cathy May­nard.

Its name de­rives from an­other cir­cus called Eroni’s, which was op­er­ated from the late 19th cen­tury to early 20th cen­tury by dis­tant rel­a­tives of the cur­rent pro­pri­etors.

While it is one of Aus­tralia’s new­est cir­cuses, its aim is to bring back a bit of old world vin­tage cir­cus charm for mod­ern day au­di­ences with its fo­cus on elab­o­rate cos­tum­ing, orig­i­nal t oe t ap­ping mu­sic, im­pec­ca­bly groomed an­i­mals, and a warm, wel­com­ing cir­cus at­mos­phere.

Palomino horses, trick and fancy rope spin­ning, per­form­ing Jack Rus­sell dogs, ponies, el­e­gant trapeze and aerial acts, con­tor­tion, balanc­ing acts, jug­gling feats, clown an­tics and per­form­ing horses make up a show with va­ri­ety for the whole fam­ily. Per­for­mance dates are: F r i d a y, Oct o b e r 2 0 a t 7:30pm;

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 22 at 12pm. Tick­ets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for chil­dren aged three to 14, are cash only and will go on sale one hour be­fore each show.

CIR­CUS: Eroni’s Cir­cus will be per­form­ing in Mans­field from Oc­to­ber 20-22.

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