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Thrilling Circus Spectacular: CIRCUS 1903
Witness high-flying acrobatics, death-defying stunts and some of the most incredible acts ever known to man at CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus.
The circus spectacular is crafted by the producers of the world’s biggest magic show The Illusionists and the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse.
While the acts contain all the thrills and daredevil entertainment one would expect from a circus, CIRCUS 1903 offers an exciting new twist – there are no live animals in the show.
Thanks to sensational puppetry, on a never-seen-before scale, by model makers who created London’s National Theatre’s War Horse, CIRCUS 1903 brings the largest ever performing African elephants to life, in the ring. These puppets feature ground-breaking advances in design and expression – a mother and baby elephant which takes four puppeteers to animate – are sure to captivate with their life-like movements as the mother teaches her baby to perform in the circus.
No circus experience would be complete without The Ringmaster whose commanding presence and panache provides hilarious entertainment as he breaks the fourth wall, inviting spectators into the ring, to be part of the live performance through magical routines and gut-busting jokes.
To recreate the grand days of the circus that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, scenic artist Todd Ivins has designed an extraordinary and decadent circus tent. Act 1 is set in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging. Act 2 features the tent, with flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theatre.
Adding to the period feel are recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes, designed by Angela Aaron, which were inspired by authentic photographic collections, historical museum pieces, and recommendations by experts and historians.
18 – 29 April
• Tuesday to Friday: 7.30pm
• Saturday: 11am, 3pm & 7pm
• Sunday: 11am & 3pm
Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
TICKETS from SISTIC
• Tuesday to Thursday: $65, $95, $115, $145, $165 (Ringmaster), $380 (Box Seat for four persons), $580 (VIP Box seats for four persons)
• Friday to Sunday: $65, $95, $135, $165, $185 (Ringmaster), $380 (Box Seat for four persons), $660 (VIP Box seats for four persons)
Photos courtesy of Circus 1903