Unexplored, that is, by travelling circus folk.
With the exception of one brief visit to Merriwa some years ago, Circus Joseph Ashton has never had the opportunity within the boundaries of the City of Wanneroo to perform farther north than Wanneroo itself, and the most northerly location for us in the City of Joondalup has been at the front of Arena Joondalup.
An awful lot of people live in these areas, until recently a landscape of rolling sandhills and coastal heath.
An awful lot of young families with limited entertainment budgets live here, and, owing to the constraints of travelling long distances, in many cases these hard-working families have limited opportunities to introduce their children to the delights of live entertainment.
After a hard day’s yakka and hours spent travelling to and from work, who wants to then jump back in the car and travel to a far-distant suburb or all the way into the city to see a show?
Enter Satterley Property Group, the Department of Housing and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
Thanks to the endeavours of these good folk, Circus Joseph Ashton has recently had the good fortune to present a three-week season in Butler.
The response from the local community has been overwhelming.
Not only have we had to figuratively put up the ‘house full’ sign, but we have been inundated with expressions of thanks from happy audience members, many of whom wonder why we’ve not previously visited this area.
Emails from grateful families arrive daily, thanking us for coming to their town.
Please come back, they say.
We say, Thank you Satterley, thank you Department of Housing, thank you FESA, but, most of all, thank you to the wonderful residents of Butler and surrounding suburbs.
We’ll be back!