‘Circus 1903’ – a magical performance

Warning: this show is suitable only for people who believe in magic.

It’s hard to say ‘that is not possible’ when you’ve just seen ‘Circus 1903‘. If before I thought some things were impossible, after the show, I firmly believe that magic exists.


‘Circus 1903’ mixes imagination, creativity, and talent. If you do not believe me, ask the child who was sitting next to me — his eyes could not believe what he was seeing.

Laughter was not lacking at the Sydney Opera House from the first minute of the show. The first part of the night was full of excitement and fun, with acrobats and jugglers who looked like they were drawn from a movie. The flexibility and the poetic contortion gave me doubts about the limits of the human body.

And how could I forget to mention the adorable and lovely elephants.  But wait — they are not real animals. With a bit of imagination and magic, the puppeteers of the show ‘War Horse brought to life the most beautiful and funny creatures.

The second part of the show was utterly fantastic. I sat next to my plus one, as we both tried to stay in our chairs during the dangerous and death-defying acts. When they say ‘don’t try this at home’, please, don’t try it. Only these amazing characters are able to do such dangerous acts.

And of course, to conclude with the best part of the show. Without even planning it, five brave children took the stage and stole all the show, making all the spectators laugh. At that moment I just wanted to be a kid again, but the innocence and smile of these little kids made me feel like one.

Although at some point the show had to end, what it teaches you is for life. ‘Circus 1903’ is a show for everyone, no matter who you are, how you look or how old are you. You will learn it’s never too late to start believing in the impossible.

Do not wait any longer, and go to see this amazing show right now.

– Geraldine
Geraldine is a Colombian student of journalism. A newbie in Sydney with all the passion to explore new places and write about it or just enjoy a Netflix movie and laugh about it. 

Circus 1903 runs 18-29 December 2016, 3:00 and 7:00pm (2 hours) at the Sydney Opera House. Buy tickets now.
The venue is accessible.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of AB Publicity.
Image credit: AB Publicity.
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