Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Circus

  • PLAYING /

    15 – 25 Nov

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    120 minutes (incl. 20 minute interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 13+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains nudity, smoke & haze and adult content.

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Circus Oz
Rock Bang

15 – 25 Nov 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Circus

  • PLAYING /

    15 – 25 Nov

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    120 minutes (incl. 20 minute interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 13+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains nudity, smoke & haze and adult content.

  • Download / Program

A CIRCUS ROCK OPERA
PRESENTED BY CIRCUS OZ IN COLLABORATION WITH  OTTO & ASTRID

Rounding out their 40th year, Circus Oz has co-created an original hilarious rock’n’roll extravaganza—Rock Bang—with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte. Part rock concert, part side-splitting comedy and smashed together with acrobatic punk anarchy, Rock Bang is a sensory feast of heart stopping stunts, physical ridiculousness, soaring guitars, thumping drums and contagious tunes.

Utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid attempt to tell their fantastical life story of being orphaned as kids and growing up in artist filled squats to become the darlings of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Distracted and inspired by the extraordinary bendy feats of the Circus Oz acrobats, Otto & Astrid quickly descend into squabbling, throwing rehearsed circus routines and songs into spectacular chaos. Rock Bang is a riotous, hard-rocking Circus Oz explosion detonated by Otto & Astrid. 

★★★★ Louder than the White Stripes, more dysfunctional than Metallica and funnier than Flight of the Conchords!

– THE IRISH TIMES (for Otto & Astrid)

★★★★½ Brilliantly choreographed mayhem performed with astonishing synchronicity and physical precision.

– THE AGE (for Circus Oz)

WRITTEN BY / Otto & Astrid Rot 
DIRECTED BY / Rob Tannion
DRAMATURGY & MUSICAL DIRECTION / Casey Bennetto
MUSICIANS / Casey Bennetto, Dean Matters, Shannon Bourne & Tamara Murphy  
ENSEMBLE /April Dawson, Alyssa Moore, Kyle Raftery, Matt Wilson, Robbie Curtis and Rockie Stone
CREATIVE CONSULTANT / Nicci Wilks
SET ADAPTATION / Anna Tregloan
COSTUME DESIGN / Laurel Frank
LIGHTING DESIGN / Richard Vabre
SHADOW PUPPETRY DESIGN / Lynne Kent
STAGE MANAGER / Anna Pidgeon

 

Devised in collaboration with the Rock Bang ensemble.

All songs by Otto & Astrid – Die Roten Punkte.

Except Spaceflight written by Marius Müllbach and Otto Rot.

Lion arranged by John Thorn.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

GALA NIGHT
8pm, Friday 16 November

AUDIO DESCRIBED & AUSLAN INTERPRETED
 3pm, Saturday 24 November

To book reserved seats in front of the interpreter, enter the promo code AUSLAN.