Roll up!

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Jakeb Wad­dell

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.

Pic­ture: Moscow Cir­cus

The Great Moscow Cir­cus has an en­tirely new show — ex­cept for one act re­tained by pop­u­lar de­mand — its management says.

An open­ing cir­cus scene.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

For­mer Al­bany girl Ebony Marklew is part of the GMC team.

Cir­cus mo­tor­cy­clists will per­form death-de­fy­ing feats.

Pic­ture: Scott Bur­rage

GMC’s Yuri with his bal­loons.

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