Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show

Photos Prudence Upton

Family Acrobatic Fun in Live Production of Favourite Kids TV Show

Melbourne and Wollongong


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Circa Contemporary Circus, one of the world’s leading performance companies, has joined forces with multi award-winning and globally renowned animation studio Aardman to create a new circus-theatre production for audiences of all ages, Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show.

Commencing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Wednesday 14 April, during the school holiday period, and direct from its world premiere season in Brisbane, it promises an inventive and clever live show that the whole family can enjoy on different levels. After Melbourne, the show will move on to Wollongong ‘s Illawarra Performing Arts Centre from May 19-23.

Aardman’s signature Shaun the Sheep animation is combined with live performance from Circa, simultaneously blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. A visual spectacle, Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show is also packed full of smart wit and outright hilarity.

Circa Director Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble capture all the sophisticated and challenging elements of Circa’s extreme physicality while embracing the fun, humour and playfulness found in the world of Shaun the Sheep. Scenic Designer Dan Potra and Costume Designer Libby McDonnell have created a new world for Shaun and his flock to inhabit, seamlessly blending the dimensions of animation, stage, film and live acrobatics.

Yaron Lifschitz commented, “Shaun the Sheep is a playful, rambunctious feast of humour, good spirits and the triumph of the little guy. The medium of circus is a perfect vehicle for bringing these qualities to the stage. Melding the worlds of stage and screen and incorporating the extreme physicality of circus without losing the emotional depth and charm of the original is a major creative challenge – it’s the sort of thing we at Circa thrive on.”

Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Circa has toured the world – performing in 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Its work is continually greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.

Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show provides an opportunity to experience the company at the height of its inventiveness, collaborating with an extraordinary creative partner in Aardman.

Aardman is the Academy Award-winning UK studio behind Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit, and of course, Shaun the Sheep. The tales of an enterprising Sheep named Shaun and his farmyard pals have been seen in 170 territories worldwide, and has spawned two critically celebrated feature films, a half-hour special and over 170 television episodes. With a second half-hour special in production, set for a 2021 winter release, Shaun the Sheep will continue to entertain a whole new generation of international fans.

SHAUN THE SHEEP’S CIRCUS SHOW

Melbourne, Regent Theatre
April 14-18

Wollongong, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
May 19-24

Bookings: shaunthesheepcircus.com.au

 

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