SA Premiere

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus and Physical Theatre / Performance Art
ETH/UK
Scaled circus abyssinia  chinese pole
An unashamedly joyful mix of astounding stunts and enchanted adventure, 'Circus Abyssinia' is the magical journey of two little Ethiopian brothers (Bibi and Bichu) whose dream of joining the circus is made real by the Man in the Moon.
Plunged into a world of daredevil wonders, they encounter a host of other circus dreamers: dancing, contorting, gravity-defying figures, all weaving tales of their own.
Featuring the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, the show is a surreal retelling of how the cast dreamed of the circus in a country without one and created a phenomenal new Ethiopian tradition.
'Sensational entertainment' ★★★★ - The Times. 'Pure circus gold' ★★★★ - The Scotsman. 'An incredible spectacle of circus' ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby.
Circus Abyssinia Cast:
Yohanns Mathewos Woilamo
Alemayehu Mulugeta Degenet
Etsegenet Ashenafi Laglago
Mikiyas Getachew Deneke
Daniel Gezahegn Werku
Ezera Nigusse Gebremariam
Betelhem Dejene Tola
Elshaday Shimels Gessesse
Msganaw Gebremaryam Temanu
Befekadu Esmael Awol
Miliyared Gebeyehu Assfaw
Helen Shimeles Merkebe
Yosef Bulo Damot
Lemlem Tsegaye Lebework
Semeret Getachew Bekana

Important information:
Audience Participation

Presented by:
Bibi and Bichu

When they were little, Ethiopian brothers Bibi and Bichu dreamed of joining the circus. But no circuses ever rolled into town. With no circus tradition in Ethiopia, they chased their dreams in circus worlds overseas, moving to England at just 13 and 14 years old. Now world class jugglers, the brothers have met with more success than they ever dared hope for, performing in thousands of shows in dozens of countries, from Egypt to Japan.
For years Bibi and Bichu have been funding an Ethiopian circus school, where they discovered the Konjowoch Troupe: 12 incredible acrobats who started out like they did, honing their skills with no expectation of pay on city streets. Now they have teamed up to create Circus Abyssinia: a show that celebrates the birth of a phenomenal new Ethiopian tradition.

Season has ended

Venue

Royal Croquet Club

GRAND AUDITORIUM Smash Hit / Family Friendly / Circus! Circus has a grand new home! EMPIRE THEATRE A towering program of Theatre Circus, Puppetry and Comedy. The Empire Strikes Back PLAZA PARLOUR Up close and personal Cabaret and Comedy We’re feeling intimate! REBECCA’S BEDROOM Peep into the live of an 18 year old uber brat’s bedroom in this installation theatre piece like nothing Fringe has seen before. Viewable to the public during RCC open hours only. BIG RIVER MOTEL RCC presents, Big River Motel, a new immersive entertainment precinct of live music, interactive performance & late-night frivolities. With an eclectic line up of international, national & local artists, BRM will boast a star-studded lineup!

PINKY FLAT / TARNDA WOMMA, NW OF TORRENS FOOTBRIDGE, WAR MEMORIAL DR, North Adelaide , SA, 5006

View Shows

Get Directions

Bank SA ATM

260 Rundle St, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

154 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

71 Gouger St, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

79-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

49 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

97 King William St, Adelaide

Bank SA ATM

4A Victoria Square Arcade, Adelaide

UPark Wyatt St

18 - 34 Wyatt Street

UPark Pirie/Flinders

191 - 207 Pirie Street

UPark Frome

22-30 Frome Street

UPark Rundle Street

163-185 Rundle St

UPark Gawler Place

9–17 Gawler Place

UPark Topham Mall

52 - 54 Waymouth Street

UPark Light Square

22–140 Currie Street

UPark Grote Street

82 Grote Street

UPark Central Market

21-59 Grote Street

Tomich Wines

Wine Partner

87 King William Rd, Unley SA 5061

Grand Auditorium at Royal Croquet Club

PINKY FLAT / TARNDA WOMMA, NW OF TORRENS FOOTBRIDGE, WAR MEMORIAL DR, North Adelaide , SA, 5006

Venue

Grand Auditorium at Royal Croquet Club

PINKY FLAT / TARNDA WOMMA, NW OF TORRENS FOOTBRIDGE, WAR MEMORIAL DR, North Adelaide , SA, 5006

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: G

Awards