Step right up, Broken Hill! Hudsons Circus has made its way into town, setting up at Memorial Oval for a string of performances. The two-hour show promises edge-of-your-seat daredevils, hilarious clowns, aerial acrobatics, and animal acts.
This marks the first time in the 10 years since Hudsons Circus has been around that it has made its way to the Silver City, with owner and manager Shane Lennon – whose family has been running circuses in Australia since way back in 1893 – saying despite the remote location, patrons can expect every bit the same performance as if it were staged in a metropolitan setting.
“We’re doing a NSW regional tour. We’ve come down from Queensland and we wanted to go to some of the towns we don’t normally go to, that wouldn’t normally see the sort of production or the quality of the production that we’re putting on. We know there hasn’t been a circus in Broken Hill for a long time, so we thought we’d do the long kilometres,” Mr Lennon told the Truth.
The show will include an array of animals including horses, camels, and The Flying Disc Dogz – as seen on Australia’s Got Talent – as well as death-defying stunts such as the globe of death featuring four South American globe riders, and a full flying trapeze troupe performing high-end tricks.
Other specialty entertainers, including juggling acrobatics and aerial acts will feature, as will the much-loved Goldie the Clown who was the feature clown at Dreamworld for nearly 20 years and has joined Hudsons Circus on-and-off during the circus’s run.
“Hudsons Circus is a traditional circus with a modern twist. You’re going to see a show that has the sawdust, the popcorn, the ringmaster, the animals, and all the elements. But it’s over the top. It’s definitely over the top,” Mr Lennon said.
“For the adults, you’re going to feel like a child again watching the show, and for the kids, if it’s their first show, they’re going to be blown away, they’re going to love it.”
The circus operates every day (except Monday and Tuesday) from now until Sunday, September 3. Showtimes vary each day and are as follows: Thursday, August 24 (7.30pm) Friday, August 25 (7.30pm) Saturday, August 26 (1pm, 4pm, 7.30pm) Sunday, August 27 (11am, 2pm) Wednesday, August 30 (7.30pm) Thursday, August 31 (7.30pm) Friday, September 1 (7.30pm) Saturday, September 2 (1pm, 4pm, 7.30pm) Sunday, September 3 (11am).
Tickets begin at $15 for children (3-15 years) and $30 for adults for elevated seating and $40 for children (3-15 years) and $55 for adults for ringside seating. Discounts are applied for families and groups.
For more information and showtimes, visit https://www.hudsonscircus.com.au. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 0458 483 766, or via the box office at Memorial Oval (Williams St).