Circa's 'Shaun The Sheep's Circus Show' is sure to entertain the whole family.
Shaun and his woolly friends were all there (6 March), played by members of the critically-acclaimed circus company Circa tumbling playfully around the stage with their awe-inspiring physical feats.
The show was one of course aimed at young ones but featured tricks and flips worthy of gasps from an older audience too – a cast member performing aerial silks high above the stage to spellbinding music was one of these moments the adults are sure to be captivated by.
Meanwhile, the comedic physicality and sheep costumes of the ensemble seemed to win the kids over, with laughs aplenty throughout the show – which was the perfect length (plus an interval) to take in a great amount of circus tricks without any children getting potentially restless.
The story followed the sheep of Mossy Bottom Farm getting into all sorts of mischief while trying to remain as 'normal' as possible to the Farmer.
It goes without saying, since it is Circa, that the stunts were excellent – lots of impressive movements and a few heart-stopping moments (like carefully balancing on a plank of uneasy wood, or one cast member plunging down a pole and only just stopping himself in time to miss the ground!), and the integration of a screen filling in the blanks where no dialogue was spoken was a very welcome addition.
Costuming was excellent too – the acrobats on stage wearing just enough of their corresponding character for the audience to figure out who's who – but again, the screen did an excellent job showing each name alongside the introduction of each character in case you're a 'Shaun The Sheep' rookie.
'Shaun The Sheep's Circus Show' by Circa was a fabulously fun companion to the beloved Aardman clay-mation series, bringing the farm animals to life on stage and succeeding in appealing to attendees of all ages in its whimsy, hilarity and daring physical feats.
'Shaun The Sheep's Circus Show' plays at Queensland Performing Arts Centre until 21 March.