Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!


Living in Durban we aren’t exposed to many circus-type acts. In fact, there are two in particular which come to mind. One (not to be named) is not widely popular with the public due to the use of animals and because of that, we’ve never been. This is truly the great thing about the Aussie Circus – all of the acts are based on the human ability, demonstrated by humans, for humans.

The setting is in a giant circus tent, which elicits a childlike spirit within – Yes, we felt like we were 5 again! The tent, though large is deceivingly intimate once you are seated. We loved this setting and the fact that you don’t need binoculars to get a good look around.

To mark the opening of the circus we were welcomed by the dark. “Are we having load shedding?” was our first thought. The concern and of course excitement was thick in the air…  and almost from no-where there were bodies swinging from the high beams, twisting and turning around the ring in fluorescent costumes. It was fantastic and a brilliant start to the night’s festivities!


*Enters the Ring Master*

Not the traditional overweight-mustached, possibly evil bloke that is a stereotype from the fairytales but rather a fabulous and beautiful young woman with the most exquisite costumes and incredible singing voice. Side note: she should totally move to SA and enter Idols!

“Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!”, she called… (The die-hard SA cricket fans may have been a bit bleak) but it had the crowd chanting, “Oi! Oi! Oi!” happily along.

With eyes wide open, we were entertained from the moment the show began to the moment it finished and we could have stayed for more! The ever so entertaining clutz of a clown came out in between acts practicing his hilarious slap-stick comedy. It had the crowd “LOL’ing” so hard! Yes, it was somewhat predictable but you just couldn’t help but laugh and that’s what you want when you go to the circus, this isn’t a Trevor Noah comedy night, folks!


The sound and lighting were great with incredible costume designs, dancers and overall talent to match. With the likes of the human cannonball act (oh em gee!) and the incredible finale: THE GLOBE OF DEATH, this circus is one not to be missed. You will be wowed, your mouths will drop open as you witness a spectacular show as never seen before!

The Aussie Circus will be in Durban until the 17th April due to popular demand and is located opposite the Suncoast Casino (and opposite the old drive-in). Doors open 1 hour before start of the show which is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. Cooldrinks and popcorn are on sale, but don’t go hungry as there are no food stalls open (this time around).

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