The (animal-free) circus is coming to town
The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers animal-free circus will be at Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino, Convention and Entertainment resort from 8 December to 15 January 2018 after to coincide with the spectacular Garden of Lights, an event firmly entrenched in many families’ list of Christmas traditions, which will run from 8 December to 03 January 2018.
Conceptualised and produced by Richard Griffin and Marc Collie, the dynamic creative force behind the iconic Madame Zingara brand, The Story of the Moon is an enchanting family show with a stellar cast of beloved local and international performers who bring a magical and heart-warming tale to life through breath-taking acrobatics, side-splitting comedy and mesmeric music.
Presented in a bespoke, traditional Italian Big Top tent, the show is emceed by the vivacious Lilian Khumalo as Mama Circus, supported by singer Ziyanda Yako, the hilarious strong man Gilberto Salgueiro Filho and his comical sidekick, Jonathan De Lima Sbano. A stellar cast include Londiwe Dhlomo-Dlamini who just returned from a tour through Asia of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gilberto Salguiero Filho, a fifth-generation circus artist from Brazil,
Producer, Richard Griffin, describes the production as an inspirational story for children that parents will find impossible to resist. Explaining the motivation behind the magic, he says: “After adopting my two boys, I wanted to work on a project that has real meaning; to produce a creative body of work that could stand alone, make a statement and be thoroughly entertaining for young and old alike. And in doing so, it was equally important to break from the traditional format and take the local cirque industry one step closer to animal-free entertainment.”
Griffin has always been a firm proponent for corporate social investment and is therefore thrilled to be joining forces with the Peermont group which has a strong CSI commitment. “It was also essential that this new creative would allow us to not only inspire our audiences but to also reach the communities in which we thrive, with a special focus on the children who embody our future.”
Tickets to The Story of the Moon are R140 per person. Please visit www.grifizzi.com for show times and to book tickets.