Carnivale returns to the North

Catch La Soirée at Wonderland Spiegeltent from 19-28 May, before the Port Douglas Carnivale is celebrated from 26-28 May. IMAGE supplied

The best comedy, cabaret and sideshow performers from around the globe will converge on the Port Douglas beachfront later this week, with their performances marking the final countdown for the Port Douglas Carnivale.

Carnivale, a three-day event, aims to celebrate the uniqueness, diversity and beauty of tropical living, and will welcome back Melbourne’s incomparable Wonderland Spiegeltent for a week of world-class shows.

The Spiegeltent, modeled on touring Dutch dance halls, includes the high fabric ceiling, stained glass windows and mirrors the traditional tents are known for.

Wonderland Spiegeltent’s main performance, La Soirée, features many of the world’s greatest cabaret, burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary vaudeville acts, combined in a high-energy, internationally-recognised show that will be performed on the Port Douglas beachfront.

La Soirée’s lineup is ever-changing, making each stop on its tour unique and exciting, however regular guests include viral sensations The English Gents and Lea Hinz.

Another Spiegeltent guest will be Australian cabaret royalty Carlotta, who will perform at the venue just once on Friday 26 May.

While the Port Douglas Carnivale is packed into just one weekend from 26-28 May, Wonderland Spiegeltent will host performances in Dixie Park, Port Douglas from 19-28 May. Find more information and tickets here.


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