Roll up, roll up – the circus is coming to town.
From next Wednesday, Silver Circus’ big top will be the main attraction at the Cobram Showgrounds, bringing six shows to dazzle locals with jaw-dropping entertainment for the whole family.
Established in 1976, Silvers Circus is a household name in Australia and, after almost 40 years on the road, has evolved into one of the top 10 circuses of the world.
Ringmaster and master of illusion Simon Tait said the show was guaranteed to tap into the nostalgia people held for a unique circus experience.
‘‘Silvers maintains all the sparkle, glamour and death-defying acts expected of Australia’s premier circus, dedicated to constant innovation and modernisation with extraordinary artists continually arriving from all parts of the world,’’ he said.
‘‘Silvers Circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas-style illusions and captivating production techniques.’’
The two-hour action-packed show includes:
●Wheel of Steel: two young men with nerves of steel, Dominik Gasser and Merwyn Garcia run, jump, skip and flip through a routine of sheer physical audacity, just as the apparatus they challenge defies description. Its wheels oscillate and revolve from group level to dizzying heights.
●The Globe of Death: the world famous Phoenix Riders speed around inside a 3.5m-diameter metal globe on motorbikes, missing each other by mere millimetres.
●Hula Hoops: up to 80 hula hoops at once are managed while a balancing act takes place on a mobile mirror ball at the same time.
●The Roman Rings: a unique act which is performed with extreme strength and elegance.
●Silvers Circus will be at the Cobram Showgrounds from Wednesday, March 22, to Sunday, March 26. Shows on March 22, 23 and 24 will be at 7.30pm, on March 24 at 1pm and 7.30pm and March 26 at 11am.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster on 136100, online at www.ticketmaster.com.au or by phoning the circus directly on 0413880044 or 0413844241.
Tickets start from $20 for a child, $25 for a pensioner and $30 for an adult.
Win! Win! Win!
The Cobram Courier has two family passes, for two adults and two children, to Silvers Circus to give away.
The tickets are valid for the show on either Wednesday, March 22, or Thursday, March 23, at 7.30pm, and are valued at more than $100 each.
To enter, send an email with your name, address and phone number and the codeword ‘Silvers’ to editor@
cobramcourier.com.au or post it to/drop it into the Cobram Courier office at 31 Station St, Cobram.
Entries must be received by Monday, March 20, and winners will be notified on Tuesday.