News & Reviews

Designer at the heart of the Circus

14th June 2019

Moreland Leader Monday, June 10 For 17 years, Michael Baxter has built and created the scenes behind Circus Oz. The Pascoe Vale-based production designer joined the company after studying architecture and building yacht masts. He is tasked with solving problems created by shows, such as in Wunderage, in which he designed a tightrope weighed down by bluestone rocks. “We’ve been having conversations about a tightwire show for 20 years,” h...

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Designer at the heart of the Circus

Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave after transforming the company

24th May 2019

Circus Oz announces that Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave the company on Friday, 28 June 2019 as he accepts a fantastic opportunity with Cirque du Soleil. Since being appointed as Circus Oz Artistic Director and Co-CEO in 2016, Tannion has implemented an exciting and invigorating vision that has laid a solid foundation for a broader artistic approach for Circus Oz. Circus Oz Chair, Nick Yates, said, “Rob was appoi...

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Artistic Director and Co-CEO Rob Tannion will leave after transforming the company

Statement from Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)

18th April 2019

The entire performing arts industry is in the process of cultural change. It’s painful, and it’s overdue, but individuals and organisations are focused like never before on ensuring our work places are safe and our professional relationships are respectful, responsible and kind. We take this opportunity to repeat our commitment to making positive change in Australian theatre workplaces. We have worked closely with Eryn Jean Norvill and Sophi...

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Statement from Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)

Review – Bubblegum Cabaret – Play & Go Adelaide

19th February 2019

Circus Oz are back in town bringing their unique flair and own brand of fun to The Fringe. Circus Oz feature in the Adelaide Fringe program with two shows – ‘Neon‘, an 80s inspired “gloriously gaudy” showcase for adults-only, and ‘Bubblegum Cabaret’, a bright, fun and contagious circus treat made especially for kids. Whilst this is a show created with the kids in mind, Bubblegum Cabaret is an absolute gem that is as enticing for a...

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Review – Bubblegum Cabaret – Play & Go Adelaide

Review – NEON – Hi-Fi Way

19th February 2019

★★★★ NEON is full of fluro coloured parachute jump suits and classic 80s tunes added with some amazing Circus Oz acrobatics and comedic skits. What a decade the 80s were! Considering when the audience were asked who was born after 1990 and three quarters of the venue cheered putting their hand up goes to show that this decade is still popular even amongst those that weren’t born or even too young to really experience it! Starting with...

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Review – NEON – Hi-Fi Way

Review – Rock Bang – Artshub

21st November 2018

This show rocks and bangs but first of all, let’s get this straight: this is not your average circus, this is a rock opera fusion circus. ★★★★ The name is perfect onomatopoeia. This show rocks and bangs but first of all, let’s get this straight: this is not your average circus, this is a rock opera fusion circus, teaming dynamic duo Otto (Daniel Tobias) and Astrid (Clare Bartholomew) of Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots in German) with...

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Review – Rock Bang – Artshub