Circus Oz at the Comedy Festival

Circus Oz at the Comedy Festival

At the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Circus Oz will bring back their critically acclaimed shows – an amped up evolution of the gnarly 1980s-inspired NEON: Reboot and the cute-as-candy, family-focused silly spectacular: Bubblegum Cabaret.

Circus Oz Executive Director, Penny Miles, explains NEON: Reboot and Bubblegum Cabaret will bring wicked fun to The Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, "These shows have become cult-like attraction for kids and adults alike." "They're full of our signature Circus Oz silliness and also a perfect fit for the comedy festival. We have an adults offering in a late-night timeslot for NEON: Reboot as well as the daytime kids and families show with Bubblegum Cabaret," said Miles.

NEON: Reboot
NEON: Reboot is a high-energy, hilarious circus cabaret tribute to all things glam, gaudy and glorious about the 1980s – it's a truly hilarious night-out of big hair, big personalities and incredible acrobatic feats performed in the tightest and most lurid of lycra.

Where circus meets comedy and song under neon lights, NEON: Reboot is hosted by rock cabaret artist and Bowie enthusiast Geraldine Quinn (Rockwiz and Spicks and Specks), who will belt out 80s classics while the Circus Oz ensemble showcase eye-popping and stunning acrobatics as they make everything that is so wrong about the 80s – so right.

NEON: Reboot features some banging 80s tracks and movie references (think – Fame, Footloose and Dirty Dancing), two new acrobats and new acts, including world-class foot juggling, hoop diving, adagio and some high-impact oldschool magic (we're keeping this one a secret!).

NEON: Reboot is a big-shoulder-pads night out – it's adult, uncut and naughty with hazardous levels of hair gel.

NEON: Reboot
Dates 26 Mar – 18 Apr 2020
Times 8.15pm Thu – Sat (no show Thu 9 Apr) 
Duration 60 mins
Tickets $27 – $35 plus booking fees
Ages Suitable for audiences 15+

Bubblegum Cabaret
A kaleidoscope of popping bubbles and snapping colours for kids and families, Bubblegum Cabaret is a colourful, energetic and amusing circus cabaret created especially for kids.

Showcasing astounding circus tricks, heaps of laughs and some of Circus Oz's most shameless acrobats, Bubblegum Cabaret is a family friendly cabaret rated UF – Unmissable Fun.

A highly interactive show featuring a fun array of astounding circus tricks, acrobatic feats and physical comedy, Bubblegum Cabaret is extremely entertaining, but it does come with a warning – parents and carers may only enter at their child's discretion.

Bubblegum Cabaret
Dates and times 28 Mar – 11 Apr 2020
3.30pm Tue – Sat (no show Thu 9 Apr)
Dates and times 14 Apr – 18 Apr 2020
11am Tue – Fri and 3.30pm Sat
Duration 50 mins
Tickets $18 – $22 plus booking fees
Ages Kids 3+ (2 and under are FREE)

Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent
Location: 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood