CIRCUS CARAVAN (adapted for schools)


Circus Caravan is an exuberant play about a family of circus performers who encounter suspicion and strife in various towns as they travel north to re-join their circus. Geordie's son has gone off on his own, and 'The Blustering Benetino Family' is down one member. Marichka, a once famous wire-walker, co-opts her niece's reluctant daughter Adele into their act. As they travel, Marichka and Geordie teach Adele the fundamentals of their trade, scraping together a modest living and dodging undeserved trouble. Adele eventually throws her lot in with this peculiar family, using her new-found skills to save the day. (variable cast size)

  • story telling narrative - includes circus skills
  • 55
  • 19 total
  • 10 female identifying, 9 male identifying
  • 3 to 8, 8 to 12, 12 to 16
  • all ages, children
  • Australian Script Centre


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