Published on June 20th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Justin’s BIG Balloon Show
Starring ‘BLOW UP!’ Australia 2023 Champion

Justin Williams!

On Sale Wednesday 21 June 

The ultimate stage show experience, led by the one and only Justin Williams, 2023 Champion of Australia’s hit TV show BLOW UP! is set to premiere at The Athenaeum Theatre, Collins Street Melbourne from September 18 to 23

The internationally renowned Showmen Productions (behind The Greatest Magic Show! and CIRCUS • The Show) proudly presents ‘Justin’s BIG Balloon Show’ starring Justin Williams and his special guest performers from their globally touring shows!

With non-stop entertainment from start to finish and high energy special guest performances, this 60 minute performance is bursting with grand illusions, thrilling circus stunts and, of course, Justin’s signature BIG balloon creations from the big screen that have to be seen to be believed.

In the show, the audience can expect to be taken on a journey by Justin into his discovery of balloons, magic and circus, and how that inspired him to be where he is today performing on some of the biggest stages in the world!

Intimate performance pieces will seamlessly blend with large, grand scale illusions and audience participation throughout means everybody is involved in the balloon spectacle that will unfold! Balloons will magically fly across the theatre, gigantic balloon sculptures will appear from nowhere, Justin will attempt a thrilling circus stunt by juggling dangerous objects on a board resting on four balloons set to pop at any point, plus prizes for the audience throughout!

Joining him for special guest segments of the show will be Sam Hume from The Greatest Magic Show as the duo presents one of their most popular illusions direct from the USA; and Nathan Green from CIRCUS • The Show for what is possibly the highest-energy performance you have ever seen using a GIGANTIC 6-FT balloon!

You won’t believe just how much is possible with balloons as the Athenaeum Theatre is transformed into a balloon wonderland, where truly anything is possible!

Acclaim for previous ‘Showmen Productions’ Performances:

★★★★½ The West Australian

★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

★★★★ Perth School Holidays

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ Entertainment Now

★★★★★ Fringe Feed

★★★★★ Weekend Notes

★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Review

★★★★★ What’s On Sydney

★★★★★ See Do Eat Review

★★★★★ The Clothesline

Justin has toured the world performing on the international stage with his circus and magical talents, and now he gets the chance to add his final artistic love – balloons – in a truly one-of-a-kind family spectacle! Justin has directed multiple shows under Showmen Productions, that have won multiple awards and done sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and other major theatres around the country!

Justin has over 18 years of experience making the impossible, possible, using nothing but balloons and his hands! Falling in love with magic, circus and balloon twisting at a young age, his entire life has been in the pursuit of pushing these specialities as far as they can and his resulting productions have been the recipient of hundreds of five star reviews and praise from kids and adults alike!

Showmen Productions’ Previous Awards

WINNER Best Children’s Show 2019 Sydney Fringe

WINNER Best Children’s Show 2020 Fringe World Weeklies

WINNER Best Magic Show, 2021 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies

WINNER Best Children’s Show, 2022 Melbourne Magic Festival

WINNER Best Children’s Show, 2023 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies

WINNER Best Children’s Show, 2023 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies

WINNER Best Magic Show, 2023 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies

The show appeals to every single audience member – regardless of age! Packed full of BIG balloon creations, crazy circus stunts, mind-bending magic, and hilarious humour that will leave you trying not to pee for the entire hour, this is the greatest balloon spectacle you may ever witness!

Ticket Prices:         

Gold Reserve

Adults: $49.90

Concession: $44.90

Family: $179.90

Groups 10+ : $39.90

Silver Reserve

Adults: $44.90

Concession: $39.90

Family: $159.90

Groups 10+: $34.90

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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