Lennon Bros Circus is making its way to Bathurst for 11 days

CIRCUS IS COMING: Vicente Junior, a 16-year-old South America juggler, performing for Lennon Bros Circus in Wodonga. Photo: MARK JESSER
CIRCUS IS COMING: Vicente Junior, a 16-year-old South America juggler, performing for Lennon Bros Circus in Wodonga. Photo: MARK JESSER

Lennon Bros Circus is set to come to Bathurst for the first time in a quarter of century on Thursday, for the first day of an 11-day schedule in town.

Featuring trapezes, animals, the wheel of death and clowns, the circus is set to be inclusive of all ages.

Tracing its origins back to 1893, Lennon Bros Circus has a long tradition of covering all corners of Australia from the remotest towns to the largest cities.

Manager Cheryl Lennon said the circus is currently returning from a tour from South Australia and Victoria.

“Now we’re into NSW, after a stop at Griffith before Bathurst and then onto Orange afterwords,” she said.

“The show is a two hour show and caters to all ages.

“We have the globe of death, flying trapeze, double wheel of death, performing lions, horses, camel and donkeys, aerialist, jugglers, clowns. It just caters for everyone, in what is a fast paced show.”

“It’s the first time Lennons have been to Bathurst for 25 years.”

The team at Lennon Bros Circus have a staff of about 20.

“It’s one big happy family,” Ms Lennon said. 

“We work 48 weeks of years and then we take four weeks off at the end of the year and then we start all over again after Christmas.”

When moving from town to town, it takes about six to seven hours to set up the circus if the team is working to a tight schedule and roughly four hours to pack it all down.

Tickets purchased online at www.lennonbroscircus.com.au or a the gate an hour before the show.

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