"Mesmerizing... The Carnival of Lost Souls is running in its own league".
There is no light without the darkness…
A uniquely original take on the circus and musical theatre genres, The Carnival of Lost Souls tells the tragic tale of unrequited love and loss, set amongst the mayhem and splendour of a 19th century circus.
Featuring some of Australia’s best physical entertainers, musicians & singers, and backed by a highly emotive original score performed live by PLATONIC, the audience is taken on a mystical and atmospheric journey into the dark heart of a vintage circus fraternity where nothing is as it seems.
From the breathtaking thrill of world-class acrobats, jugglers, magicians, aerial, burlesque and carnival performers, to the deeply-moving musical soundscape and songs, the underlying tale of desire and betrayal plays out amidst the colour and spectacle of a vintage circus big top.
This lavish production with its stunning Victorian gothic and steampunk inspired costumes and period lighting design, evokes a magical world where the line between life and death, heaven and earth, is confused and blurred.
“Adrenaline pumping acrobatics, illusions, and soulful original songs… Brilliant and distinctive score by Platonic… Graham Coupland’s Gothic Cabaret is magnificent”.
Written & Produced by: Graham Coupland
Artistic Director: Terence O’Connell (Spiegelworld’s – Empire)
Choreographer: Yvette Lee (Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, So You Think You Can Dance, Cosentino)
Lighting Design: Jason Bovaird
Costume Design: Clockwork Butterfly
Original Songs by: Platonic
Starring: Aurora Kurth, Anthony Craig, Simon P Storey, Mimi Le Noir, Richard Vegas, Circus Trick Tease, This Side Up, Hannah Trott and live music by Platonic