Gather round, cabaret and vaudeville lovers - the spectacular Wonderland Spiegeltent is set to return to Port Douglas Carnivale in 2019. Like a drunken 19th-century bootleg salon, the Wonderland Spiegeltent transports you to a world of lusty, busty entertainment, delivering magic, music, thrills and spills inside her bevelled doors and velvet curtains to Tropical North Queensland audiences.
On the back of sold out shows at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Wonderland Spiegeltent will once again be the performance hub for festivalgoers at the 2019 Port Douglas Carnivale. Featuring an extended program of family and adult shows from 17 -26 May, the Spiegeltent shows lead into official Carnivale weekend 24-26 May.
Circus Wonderland - A Mermaid's Tale
(Thursday 23rd May - Sunday 26th May)
An ALL NEW all-star line up of fun and the Golden Era of Circus in the Wonderland Spiegeltent. Circus Wonderland - A Mermaid's Tale will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Be astounded and amazed at the sideshow antics of a mesmerizing cast of world-class circus performers presenting a hilarious and thrilling magical Circus Wonderland for the whole family in the Wonderland Spiegeltent.
Debauched - Late Night Burlesque
(Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May)
Hosted by the gorgeous Gingzilla with special guests this fun, jaw-dropping late night spectacle is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget in the Wonderland Spiegeltent!
The multi award-winning Gingzilla is on a mission to conquer the world! Smashing together 1950s films like Godzilla, Swamp Monster and King Kong, Glamonster subverts the idea that Gingzilla can only be either glamorous or monstrous. Witness this iconic 7ft ginger-bearded drag queen tear up the stage, question your orientation and leave you gagging for more!!
*Please note that this Wonderland Spiegeltent show is only suitable for persons 18 years and older
Limbo - Up Close
(Friday 17th May - Sunday 26th May)
'LIMBO - Up Close' welcomes you to an exotic illogical world, where peculiar characters wait on the edge of false awakening with the whisper of spirits and domination, illusion, suspension; LIMBO - Up Close is boundless. An intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics, LIMBO - Up Close will seduce Port Douglas audiences with a celebration of otherworldly proportions in the Wonderland Spiegeltent.
Directed by Scott Maidment, 'LIMBO - Up Close' whisks audiences into a sinister netherworld of breath-taking acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts. Music is a dominating force of the production, with New York’s Sxip Shirey composing exclusive music for the show with his ecstatic melodies, irreverent electric-acoustic noise and playful, sexy beats, performed by exceptional musicians Mick Stuart and Eamon McNelis.
LIMBO - Up Close comprises a stunning international cast performing world-class circus with performers including Coney Island’s sword swallower and vintage beauty, Heather Holliday and acrobatic tap dance sensation Hilton Denis.
LIMBO - Up Close is poised to set Port Douglas on fire this May in the Wonderland Spiegeltent.
*Please note that this Wonderland Spiegeltent show is recommended for persons 15 years or older.
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