Car­ni­vale Club suc­cess

Turned in­side out by the Moscow Cir­cus

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

CAR­NI­VALE Club will def­i­nitely be back at the Sugar Wharf in 2013 as sell-out crowds, tal­ented co­me­di­ans, artists and cabaret per­form­ers com­bined with fash­ion and great wine to make it the hub of fes­ti­val en­ter­tain­ment.

Car­ni­vale kicked off with a gallery open­ing and wine-tast­ing night which saw over 400 peo­ple walk through the door and en­joy the sur­round­ings of the Sugar Wharf over­look­ing the Dickson’s in­let.

Bat­tle of the Sports and Nep­tune’s Realm put on great shows and sell-out per­for­mances in­cluded the bur­lesque cabaret Heav­enly Bod­ies, the fash­ion­ably stun­ning 5senses and the RAW com­edy night.

Good News Week’s Mikey Rob­bins and Bev Killick from Pup­petry of the Pe­nis and Bust­ing Out had big shoes to fill af­ter co­me­dian Fiona O’Lough­lin called in sick, but the crowd was not dis­ap­pointed with hys­ter­i­cal laugh­ter fill­ing the iconic Sugar Wharf. IG­NITE your imag­i­na­tion by vis­it­ing the ex­tra­or­di­nary Great Moscow Cir­cus which ar­rives in Cairns next week.

Michael Ed­g­ley’s Great Moscow Cir­cus Tour em­pha­sises the bril­liance of the Rus­sian cir­cus, with an ex­plo­sive ar­ray of acts fea­tur­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary skills and abil­ity.

Be­sides a stun­ning vis­ual ar­ray of high tech light­ing and elab­o­rate cos­tumes, the pro­gram is set to thrill and amuse, from fun-filled clowns to el­e­gant mas­tery per­formed by 20 su­perb acts from Rus­sia and around the world, in­clud­ing the dare­devil hu­man can­non­ball.

The Great Moscow Cir­cus will be held in Cairns from June 6-17. Book now by call­ing 0429 667 269 or Tick­etek on 132 849 or on­line at www.tick­etek.com.au or www.moscow­cir­cus.com.au

Over 240 peo­ple squeezed into the Sugar Wharf to hear co­me­di­ans de­scribe why fairy­tales are wrong, how con­ven­tional ovens are mir­a­cle-work­ers and why sing-a-longs can be fun.

Car­ni­vale Club co­or­di­na­tor Claire Tier­ney said the com­edy club launched Sit Down Com­edy in the Far North last year and was a bril­liant way to fin­ish the Car­ni­vale Club.

“Many of our lo­cals are from big­ger cities and towns and have cho­sen to come and live some­where re­mote and quiet but still want ac­cess to these amaz­ing artists - it was well sup­ported ,” she said.

“I couldn’t be hap­pier with what we achieved in our first full pro­gram, we had amaz­ing crazy things go on be­hind scenes but ev­ery event came out re­ally well.

“Port Dou­glas should be proud this venue show­cased tal­ent in this town so well and Car­ni­vale Club will be back.”

Photo by ALI­SON GE­ORGE

Plenty of sup­port: Car­ni­vale Club proved pop­u­lar this year

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