This cabaret is guaranteed to have guests cackling, stomping their feet and gasping with amazement…
A born showman and expert in both circus artistry and comedy, Mario comes brimming with unbridled passion. The Latin lothario’s hilarious full-length show and irresistible variety numbers have wooed audiences all over the world. Mario’s unique mix of complex juggling tricks and universal sex appeal can only find release in the arena-rocking anthems of his favourite supergroup, Queen.
Mario is the creation and alter ego of Clarke McFarlane, a New Jersey-born and New York City-schooled performer. First developed for the Off-Broadway hit Planet Banana, the character of Mario went solo in 2005 with his outdoor international festival show. Mario: Queen Of The Circus quickly became a festival favourite and has toured solidly since its inception. Mr. McFarlane performs Mario in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and has done so from Eurasia to the Antipodes.
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“We recently had the pleasure of engaging Wilde Applause for a performance project where hospital staff were involved in learning circus and performance skills and rehearsing choreographed acts. The final performance was presented to 600 guests (surgeons and nurses) at their annual black tie ball. The participants ranged from nurses to surgeons and from hospital staff to managers. None of the participants had any experience in circus or performance but all were keen to “give it a go”. The Wilde Applause team took time to connect with every participant, readily identifying their strengths and understanding any concerns they may have. They are not only professional but thoughtful, intuitive and a lot of fun! What was the outcome of these workshops? 600 surgeons and nurses can’t be wrong… the accolades can still be heard from the hospital corridors!”Helen and Michael WhelanCode Blue for Autism
“I just wanted to write and say thank you to Allie Wilde & Nick Cilento who visited our school yesterday. It was a wonderful workshop which they managed in an engaging and informative manner. Student feedback has been nothing but positive (which is rare for teenagers). They are buzzing with interesting ideas and concepts for their upcoming assessments and in some cases life courses. Please pass on my gratitude to the practitioners. I will definitely be requesting this workshop for future units.”SkyeDrama, Creative Arts and Humanities Teacher
“Wilde Applause were fantastic, a real hit with the delegates! I would like to thank Nick and Allie for researching into our company and tailoring their work to the values of Club Assist. We could not have scripted anything close to what they created! Thanks again!”KarlaClub Assist