Circus Monoxide was born. The lovechild of circus skill and spraypaint; a small humble troupe of theatre media students performed at the Bathurst 1000 car races in October 1996. “The Welders Mask” – Unicycle Dance – Hall Murray, Mike Finch, Ben Garfield, Phil Glen
And as far as these dashing performers could go on a unicycle, it wasn’t far enough, so they bought a bus and began to tour regional New South Wales. This was where the oh-so-appropriate hazard stripes were born which became iconic imagery for Circus Monoxide to this day.
This bus became centrepoint for many a show, but also the transport AND bedding for the vagabond circus folk. With props and costumes storage, a kitchen and living space downstairs and 8 bunks upstairs, this was home and show for performers and crew.