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THE PRODUCERS OF CIRCUS 1903 INVITE YOU TO NAME THE BABY ELEPHANT CREATED BY THE PUPPETEERS OF WAR HORSE

The award-winning puppeteers of War Horse have been hard at work in London creating the stars of CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus: the largest-ever performing African elephant and her calf.

In an Australian first, the general public are invited to name the exquisite baby elephant puppet. The producers said: “Our magnificent African elephant Queenie has had a baby boy and he needs a name to suit his intelligence and playfulness. Dream up the perfect name and you’ll be winning more than just peanuts”.

Both elephant puppets will travel the world in CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus – a production that celebrates the skills and artistry of the circus spectacular of yesteryear.

In addition, the producers of CIRCUS 1903 (who captured Sydney’s imagination last summer with The Illusionists 1903) are thrilled to announce they have formed a partnership with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

“By choosing to use beautifully crafted puppets instead of captive animals, Circus 1903 has won the respect of everyone who objects to condemning wild animals to lives in chains or inside cages as well as making them perform under the threat of a bull hook or whip”, says PETA Australia Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno.

The competition will commence on Thursday 6 October and entrants can name the Baby elephant by entering via the website.  http://www.circus1903.com/australia/contest

An elephant never forgets, so make sure it’s a name to remember

CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus combines never-before-seen puppetry with the world’s most amazing and dangerous acts, including a cycle artist from Germany, jugglers from France, a rola-bola artist from Russia, Ukrainian acrobats, Mexican high-wire artists and a Brazilian knife thrower.

The lucky winner will receive

  • A trip to Melbourne for four people to attend the elephant’s naming ceremony, including return flights and one-night hotel stay
  • Four A-Reserve tickets to Circus 1903 in your nearest city, including return flights and one-night hotel stay
  • A commemorative plaque

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Booking Information

Canberra

Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Sq, London Circuit, Canberra

Dates: 1 – 10 December

Prices: Adult from $79 – $99 / Child $49 / Adult Preview $59 to $79

Child Preview $39 / Discounts for Groups 8+

Transaction Fee $4.95 (per transaction)

Booking: (02) 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au

 

Sydney

Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

Dates: 18 – 29 December

Prices: Standard from $74.90* / Child from $48.90*

*Transaction fee of $5 – $8.50 applies per order, except Insider members

Booking: (02) 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com

 

Melbourne

Venue: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne

Dates: 3 – 12 January

Prices: Adults from $81.26 / Child from $50.68

Transaction fee of $8.90applies per order

Bookings: 1300 111 011 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

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