After unanimous rave reviews, sold out performances and standing ovations in New York, Sydney, and Melbourne, Spiegelworld will bring its all-new show EMPIRE to Adelaide, pitching its opulent spiegeltent at Rymill Park for a limited season from September 5 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am this Friday July 19 at www.ticketek.com.au.
EMPIRE smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st century audience and presenting the sexiest, most daring artists from across the globe. The show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square.
The 700-seat antique spiegeltent, complete with bevelled mirrors, velvet-upholstered seating booths, a speak-easy style bar and the most intimate stage in town, will host the most jaw-dropping and outrageous night out you’ll experience this year.
The Adelaide season of EMPIRE follows spectacular engagements in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth that left audiences amazed and breathless. In Sydney, The Sun Herald awarded the show a rare“10/10”; while The Sydney Morning Herald described it as “the best show I’ve seen in years”. Most recently the Brisbane Times reviewer said “the athleticism and audacity of Empire’s performers are a marvel. It’s now one of my picks for show of the year… the best sex of my life and I wasn’t even involved”.
EMPIRE is a 90-minute theatrobatic adventure performed by the greatest international talent ever assembled in one tent. The MCs, Oscar and Fanny, steer the show while an eccentric cast of characters help Oscar rebuild his empire; the seductive Gorilla Girls from Ukraine form perfectly balanced pyramids on top of each other and the Ethiopian foot juggler Black Flintstone throws and impossibly catches his brother Big Mac Boy on his feet.
Other performers include the Lime Green Lady and Carrot Man who beautifully and sensuously balance each other, the Half Naked Asian Dude Wearing Pigtails from Japan who is the world champion wheelmaster, rolling dangerously past the audience; Miss A in a Bubble contorts gracefully inside an aerial sphere and the 3D Graffiti Guy from Canada creates amazing structures, balanced entirely on a feather. Miss Purple is the resident vocalist and is backed by the Viking of 6th Avenue, Moondog.
To create EMPIRE, Spiegelword Impressario Ross Mollison assembled a stellar Australian creative team of director Terence O’Connell (numerous Australian comedy greats at The Last Laugh in Melbourne through to Circus Oz), choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby), and designer Angus Strathie (Academy Award for Moulin Rouge).
Spiegelword first presented its annual summer season in New York City on Pier 17, South Street, Seaport with acclaimed shows including Absinthe, La Vie, Gazillionaire’s Late Night Lounge and Desir. For the world premiere season of EMPIRE last year, Spiegelworld relocated to a premium vacant lot right in the heart of Broadway. Spiegelworld is also currently presenting Absinthe on the forecourt of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, now in its 20th sold-out month and recently extended through to 2015.
EMPIRE at Spiegelworld
From 5 September 2013
Under the spiegeltent, Rymill Park (entry via Bartels Road), Adelaide
Tuesday – Thursday 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & 9:30pm Sunday – 7:00pm
Tue/Wed/Thu: $59.00 – $129.00* Fri/Sat/Sun: $69.00 – $149.00*
*A special VIP Ticket is available which includes seating in the front two rows, VIP entry and a complimentary beverage.
TICKETS ON SALE – 9AM, FRIDAY 19 JULY 2013