Combine 19th century circus acts, cabaret and a whole lot of magic with a dark twist and this is what you get.
The Carnival of Lost Souls is heading to Melbourne this month and will leave a path of mystery and mayhem for audiences who dare to watch.
Described as somewhere between the madness of Tim Burton psychosis and the darkness of a David Lynch nightmare, The Carnival of Lost Souls will tell the tragic tale of unreciprocated love and loss set amongst the splendour of a Victorian-era circus.
It will feature many of Australia’s best entertainers across a range of talents from world‐class acrobats, aerial artists, illusionists and carnival characters, all whilst telling a tale of desire and betrayal under the classic Big Top. The production is backed by highly emotive and original live music score by Platonic and written and produced by Graham Coupland, founder of Australia’s popular Gangster’s Ball.
Combined with Victorian Gothic and Steampunk-inspired costuming and stage design, a magical world comes alive where the line between life and death, real and unreal, is truly blurred.
What: The Carnival of Lost Souls
Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston St.,Collingwood
When: October 19-28
Tickets: From $55. Reserved seating
Booking and Info: www.carnivaloflostsouls.com
Written and Produced by Graham Coupland Starring: Aurora Kurth, Anthony Craig, Simon P Storey, Mimi Le Noire, Richard Vegas, Circus Trick Tease, This Side Up, and Hannah Trott Artistic Director: Terence O’Connell (Spiegelworld’s Empire) Choreographer: Yvette Lee (Dancing With The Stars, X Factor) Lighting Design: Jason Bovaird Costume Design: Clockwork Butterfly Original Songs and Live Music by Platonic