Hit show offers a taste of Africa

Published 5:00pm 14 February 2023

Hit show offers a taste of Africa
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Celebrating 15 years and direct from a sell-out Broadway season, Cirque Mother Africa will be returning to Australia with an all-new show, including three performances scheduled at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre.

The show combines the best talent from nine African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, performing a wide range of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and more.

Speaking to Moreton Daily from Tanzania via Zoom, Director Winston Ruddle said Redcliffe audiences could expect lots of colourful costumes, rhythmic music, choreographed dances, comedy and more.

“Audiences can expect a high energy, thrilling African cultural show and cultural experience,” Winston said.

“The show is about 100 minutes and it’s exciting to watch because there are lots of colourful costumes, great music and a great theme to the show.

“The more people that come out for the show the better because for us, the pandemic has been hard and tough.

“We are looking forward to getting back out there and entertaining people, so this show is going to be a really fun night out.”

Hit show offers a taste of Africa

Reality stars take to the stage

Joining the cast of performers will be Ibrahim and Fadi Ramadhani, known as The Ramadhani Brothers.

In 2022 they impressed the audience and judges with their death-defying act when they appeared on the Australian reality television series Australia’s Got Talent.

During the interview, the brothers said they will be performing their hand-to-hand acrobatic routine.

Both said they were looking forward to returning to Australia and seeing their fans.

“We have been all over the world but Australia is one of our favourite places,” they said.

“Being on Australia’s Got Talent was a good experience – it was our first television show and we had an amazing time.

“And we were very happy to have reached the final.

“We are excited to come back to Australia and see all our fans and beautiful families that want to see us in theatres.”

Hit show offers a taste of Africa

Details

Cirque Mother Africa will be held at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre on Monday, March 6 at 4pm and 7.30pm, as well as Wednesday, March 8 at 7.30pm.

Tickets to the show are $79.90 for adults, $74.90 for concession card holders and $59.90 for children aged 16 and under.

A family pass for two adults and two children is $240.

The show lasts for two hours, including an interval.

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre is located on Downs Street, Redcliffe.

For more information or to book, visit the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre website.

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