Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre to host Circa's Carnival of the Animals

The Circa carnival is coming to Bunbury with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom.

Carnival of the Animals captures the magic of acrobatic performance in a visually stunning theatre extravaganza.

The Brisbane based performers are renowned for creating wonderful works of circus art that thrill and captivate.

Artistic director Yaron Lifschitz said the show is sophisticated and beautiful to look at.

“It’s playful, lovely and a really wonderful piece that is a very different kind of show for Circa to be making as it really is a work for children,” he said. 

“But that doesn’t dumb it down in any way and if you aren’t amazed that there are kangaroos and swans in the same world, you’re kind of not thinking hard enough.”

Carnival of the Animals is a magical reinvention of the classic musical suite by French romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns and features wonderful projections by UK-based Australian video designer Michaela French.

French said he wanted to re-create the feeling he had as a child when he would read a book and there was the sense that it might just be possible to slip into that imagined world as if it was real. 

Depicting creatures from land, sea and sky, Circa’s performers dress in elaborate costumes to take the audience on a journey through the lives of the tortoise, the elephant, the kangaroo, the swan and many other beasts of fur, feather and fin. 

The group will perform at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre at 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, September 30. 

To secure your tickets, visit the BREC box office, head online to bunburyentertainment.com or call 1300 661 272.