Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus and Physical Theatre / Performance
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Fusing astonishing stunts with enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia follows the journey of two little Ethiopian brothers whose dream of joining the circus becomes a joy-filled reality.

The boys are plunged into a world of daredevil wonders, where they encounter a host of other circus dreamers: dancing, contorting, gravity-defying figures, all weaving tales of their own.

Featuring the inimitable Abyssinia Troupe, this show is a fantastical retelling of how the cast dreamed of the circus in a country without one and came together to create a phenomenal new Ethiopian tradition.

★★★★★ The Sunday Mail. 'One of the best acts ever seen'

★★★★★ Reviews Hub. 'This Circus is the hottest in town'

★★★★★ Voice Mag. 'Circus Abyssinia is a wonder to behold'

The Cast of Circus Abyssinia:

Bibi Tesfamariam

Bichu Tesfamariam

Fikir Gebremedhin Hussen  

Abraham Tadesse Agezom   

Tarekegn Teshome Habte     

Abraham Lemma Taga         

Tesfamichael Bilal Endris     

Ermiyas Manayeh Meshesha 

Endalkachew Belaynehe Abate

Befekadu Esmael Awol

Daniel Gezahegn Werku

Etsegenet Ashenafi Laglago

Helen Shimeles Merkebe

Semeret Getachew Bekana

Betelhem Dejene Tola

Alemayehu Mulugeta Degenet

Ezera Nigusse Gebremariam

 

Reviews

“All 17 of the cast are sensational ... In a flooded landscape of amazing circus, Circus Abyssinia [is] truly fresh and memorable”
Rod Lewis, Glam Adelaide

Presented by:
Bibi and Bichu

Since moving to the UK at just 13 and 14 years old, Ethiopian brothers Bibi and Bichu have juggled in thousands of shows in dozens of countries, in events spanning the spectrum of the arts, from children’s TV to award-winning opera. They've also worked hard to support other Ethiopian artists; since 2010, they’ve funded Circus Wingate, an Ethiopian circus school that though explosive with talent was so sorely lacking in funds it was about to close. It was there Bibi and Bichu discovered a troupe of incredible acrobats who started out like they did, honing their skills with no expectation of pay on city streets. In 2017 the brothers established their own company and teamed up with this troupe to create their own circus, the first circus created by and for Ethiopian artists: Circus Abyssinia.

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Venue Map

The Peacock at Gluttony

Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Event info

Venue

The Peacock at Gluttony

Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: G

Family Friendly: Yes

Other Warnings:

Smoke Effects, Strobe Lighting

Performance Accessibility

  • Language No Barrier
    Yes