Jumbo circus act

Life-size puppet elephant Queenie, weighing 350kg, came to life at The MasterCard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands yesterday during the media preview for Circus 1903: The Golden Age Of Circus, the theatre's latest show.

Other acts of the vintage-themed circus show, which harks back to the romance and glamour of circuses at the turn of the last century, include performances by a contortionist, knife-throwers, daredevil high-wire acts and more.

Circus 1903 premiered in Australia with stints in Los Angeles and New York.

It runs at Marina Bay Sands from April 18 to April 29.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2018, with the headline 'Jumbo circus act'. Print Edition | Subscribe