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Circus Oz is returning to the big top with Cranked Up, their latest show comprised of fourteen circus performers accompanied by a live band.

“There’s a flying trapeze act, there’s aerial acts. There’s people-throwing-each-other-around acrobatics,” says Mike Finch, artistic director of Circus Oz.

“All the acrobats play a bit of music with the band as well. It’s basically like a 14-person band that does a whole lot of circus,” he says.

Cranked Up is an irreverent performance inspired by construction and suits audiences of all ages.

“It’s a funny show with a construction theme. We built a giant steel beam and everyone’s in work wear,” Finch continues.

Cranked Up has toured across the United States and Australia this year and is the latest in a long line of Circus Oz shows.

“Circus Oz has been pretty much touring non-stop for 35 years. This last year we basically opened with four weeks on 42nd Street,” says Finch.

The Sydney leg of the tour is the last chance for Australian audiences to catch the Cranked Up season.

“We love Sydney, it’s basically been a regular for Circus Oz for our whole existence,” says Finch. (PG)

Jan 1-27, The Big Top, Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, $25-95,