Roll up Broome, a world-class circus is coming to town!
The jaw-dropping Great Moscow Circus has been given the green light to bring its show to the Kimberley town this June, including everything from acrobatics and animal acts to comedy and even the electrifying Wheel of Death.
The company will host 10 shows on Male Oval over two weeks between June 3 and June 17 this year, all providing more than two hours of family entertainment.
The event has been praised internationally as a must must-see show for its spectacular acts that captivate audiences of all ages, with “not just for the kids” being the consensus among reviews.
Because performers will caravan in and camp at the venue, as well as the fact the circus will last longer than five days, the event had to go before the Shire of Broome council at a meeting in December.
The request was unanimously passed by councillors on December 13.
In their report, Shire staffers praised the event because of “the expected activation of the Chinatown precinct during the performances and the show’s contribution to a robust Broome events calendar across the whole year.”
Circus management also wrote a letter to the Shire of Broome promising 50 tickets would be donated to charity organisations in the area to help them raise funds.
At the meeting, Shire president Harold Tracey said it was pleasing to see the company’s commitment.
“The company donates to charities in each area they hold events,” he said.
“These tickets are for Broome charities to do with what they wish and I think it is fantastic that the applicant is doing this.”
Information on times and tickets is due to be released soon.
The Great Moscow Circus has an entirely new show — except for one act retained by popular demand — its management says.
An opening circus scene.
Former Albany girl Ebony Marklew is part of the GMC team.
Circus motorcyclists will perform death-defying feats.
GMC’s Yuri with his balloons.