Circus Royale a chance to connect with childhood at Broun Park, Bayswater

Circus Royale performers Jonathan, Susana and Francisco Reyes. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Circus Royale performers Jonathan, Susana and Francisco Reyes. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

CIRCUS Royale will bring audiences back to their childhood during its first-ever visit to Broun Park in Bayswater, says director Damian Syred.

The circus’ two-week Perth leg began on March 22 and will finish on April 2 at the park adjacent to Bayswater Waves.

WA-born Mr Syred said this year marked the circus’ first WA visit since 2012, when it set up in Beechboro.

“It is a brand new show since last time we were in town so there are some new acts and performers and something different for everyone.”

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Mr Syred said his 40-member crew was a community comprised of families, couples and singles.

“Susana Reyes and her brothers, Jonathan and Francisco are very talented performers and obviously we try to find the best of the best and find acts that are different,” he said.

“Although there are a lot of jugglers around, what drew me to these guys was that the kids in the audience can aspire to try and learn.

“They are some of the highlights and obviously the ‘globe of death’ at the end of the show with the motorbikes gets everybody on the edge of their seats.”

Mr Syred said he expected a turnout of about 4000 people across 12 shows.

“The show every year improves and gets better and obviously if we have been touring 46 years in Australia, we are doing something right,” he said.

“People can escape the real world for a couple hours and just enjoy people performing in front of them instead of watching it on a screen. The feedback from the people is what keeps us going.”