This summer, Wonderland Spiegeltent will once again be taking up residency on the foreshore of Barwon Heads, with their spectacular program of live entertainment, which includes circus, cabaret, comedy, burlesque, music and family shows by the sea. This summer fun program will be running from December 20 – January 27 and is full of unmissable shows.
The Wonderland Spiegeltent invites audiences to step back in time and recapture the magic from the Golden Age of circus and travelling entertainment. For the families, Circus Wonderland is returning with a brand-new stellar line up full of spectacle, fun, and fantasy. With the aim to keep everyone on the edge of their seats and astound the audience with their sideshow antics performed by a mesmerising cast of world-class circus acrobats, who always manage to deliver hilarious and thrilling circus fun for all ages.
Opening Friday, December 27 right up until Friday, January 3, Railed is the western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiseled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats. Prepare yourself for when bare-chested circus meets bare-knuckle bar fights. A racy heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus.
For those who love their cabaret, Yummy Deluxe will be making their Barwon Heads debut at the magical Wonderland Spiegeltent, taking the troupe’s acclaimed first show YUMMY to a whole new level. The feature-length spectacle will feature highly choreographed dance numbers as well as funny, surreal and touchingly raw performances from a whos-who of widely acclaimed drag artists. It’s a high energy show that celebrates the feminine in all its forms and will be running from Tuesday, January 14 until Sunday, January 19.
If you’re looking for a laugh, The Listies are serious about being silly. Formed in 2008 by professional idiots Rich Higgins and Matt Kelly, they are now the most sought after live comedy act for kidults (kids and their adults) in Australia. To date, they have written eight award-winning and critically acclaimed live shows, recorded two audio CDs, and published two books – all of which have been making audiences laugh all over the world. There are just two dates for this one; Friday, January 3 and Saturday, January 4.
If you’re perhaps looking to add some live music to your calendar over the summer, there’s a couple we’d recommend getting yourself to.
First up on Sunday, December 29, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows will take to the stage. A cool 21 albums down the line, Joe Camilleri’s The Black Sorrows are at the peak of their game with Citizen John, the new album with its roots in the familiar terrain of sweet, platinum radio rhythm and blues and dark reflections of modern times. Get ready for this one night only performance!
If spending the evening with an Aussie soul singing legend tickles your fancy, lock in Sunday, January 12 when Multi ARIA award-winning artist Kate Ceberano comes into town. Having been in the business for over 35 years – writing and performing both jazz and pop music – with seven Platinum and seven Gold albums to her name, Kate’s work, craft and vision are now imbued in our collective DNA. Kate Ceberano is a bona fide national treasure, possessing one of the great voices of her generation – it will be a night of nights!
Speaking of legends, the list continues with Ross Wilson taking to the stage on Friday, January 24. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter, and producer, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists! Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson’s live performances are legendary. There will also be performances from powerhouse 80s bands Kids In The Kitchen and The Uncanny X-men on Sunday, January 5; Tex Perkins and Matt Walker on Thursday, January 16; and Kings of Queen – A Queen Extravaganza will see Scott Carne, Tim Watson, and Lee Harding perform a slew of killer Queen hits on Sunday, January 26.
While most of these events are family-friendly, sometimes you just need something a little bit more risqué. Well, get ready for Debauched at the Wonderland Spiegeltent. Presenting a night of joyously entertaining cabaret, sideshow, astounding circus and sexy burlesque with a variety of International and Australian superstars, this is a riotous variety show like you’ve never seen before. Combining death-defying thrilling acts and hilarious moments that will shock and delight, you’ll absolutely love it. This one runs from Friday, January 3 until Saturday, January 11.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s also more shows to be announced so keep your eyes peeled!
Book now at www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au/barwon_heads