Tom Mack's Captivating Carnival is broke. They aren't drawing the punters like they used to, and Peter the accountant wants them to ditch the past and switch to things like virtual boxing, merchandising and ripping off the Wiggles. Secretly, Peter has lined up a buyer who wants to take over Australia's ageing carnivals and turn them into roadtrains full of things to flog. But Tom and his rodeo clowns, trick riders and feisty beauties in flying machines have got passion, a burning purpose, and a very different plan.
Includes original songs by Archie Roach, Donnal Abela, Patrick Nolan and Scott Saunders.
'The Greatest Show on Earth' was commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival, and performed in Longreach, Queensland, in July 2007. The cast included five professional actors, four professional musicians, and a large contingent of performers, singers and musicians from the Longreach community.
- Musical comedy adventure
- 75 minutes
- 5 female, 6 male
- 11 speaking roles, variable numbers of auxiliary and singing roles
- 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
- all ages
- Australian Script Centre