Sydney theatre lovers are in for a unique experience with “Empire” now playing in the magnificent 700 seat antique Spiegeltent, complete with mirrored pillars and coloured cut glass windows, at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.
Everyone gets a perfect view of the acts performing in the centre of the tent. Seating options available are raised booths around the walls of the Spiegeltent, with each comfortable booth providing seating for six on padded seats arranged round a table or alternatively, individual wooden chairs in the main body of the tent.
Suspended in a clear perspex bubble above the stage where she contorts, spins, and hangs upside-down, Miss A In A Bubble, performed a magical opening to the show.
Oscar and his wife Fanny, the hosts of the show, had everyone laughing during their performance of a hilarious quick change costume routine. They were followed by three beautiful women, known as the Gorilla Girls, who form perfect pyramids by balancing on top of each other in increasingly unlikely positions.
Many other talented performers kept us entertained during the evening, but the standout act was the 3D Graffiti Guy who created a self-supporting structure balanced entirely on a single feather.
“Empire” smashes the boundaries of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st century audience. Featuring the sexiest, most daring artists from across the globe, the show had its world premiere season in New York City during the summer of 2012, where it was the first tented show ever seen in Times Square.
Spiegelworld is also currently presenting Absinthe on the forecourt of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where it has played for almost three sold out years and has been extended through to 2016.
Running for 90 minutes without an interval at the Showring, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park until 16 February 2014, “Empire” is a show not to be missed
Performance Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7.30pm & 9.30pm Sunday 7.00pm.