Red Top Creations is a new company created by Beth Sheldon and Brendan Coleman.
Beth Sheldon is a musician, circus performer and costume designer. Originally from the UK, Beth started her career playing double bass touring with groups around France, Italy and Switzerland. In 1996 she began performing at Street Arts Festivals as the ‘The Cloghoppers’ incorporating live music with acrobalance and circus tricks. In 2010 Beth toured in Oslo Norway with the aerial circus show ‘So, there’s a Blonde, a Brunette and a Red Head’. During the same period Beth toured with ‘The Ladybugs’, a female music duo, around Australia, Norway, Belgium, Italy, France and Switzerland at circus and street arts festivals and music festivals. The Ladybugs also performed a version of the show with aerial rope, silks, acrobalance and live music. ‘The Miss Red show’ was born from performing solo stints and shows in cabarets in Australia and at Italian festivals and UK fringe festival stages. Beth has had the pleasure of performing full time for 18 years around the globe and has participated in many beautiful and fun events. A few of the highlights include World Buskers Festival, Christchurch New Zealand, Fremantle Street Arts Festival Australia, Trapeze Festival Reus Spain, Singapore Buskers Festival, Artisti in Piazza Pennabilli Italy, Linz Pflasterspectakel Austria and Glastonbury Festival UK.
A founding member of Bizircus, Brendan has developed skills in acrobatics, circus skills, street theatre and arts management. Professional development includes projects and workshops with Phillipe Gaulier, Angela De Castro, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Lu Guang Rong, Neill Gladwin and Friche Theatre Urbane. Over two decades Brendan has performed with Bizircus at hundreds of local, national and international events and festivals. Highlights include performing in the Australia Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai and the street theatre shows ‘Bog Lap’, ‘Boyzircus’ and ‘A Circus Romance’ commissioned for the UWA Perth International Arts Festival. Other performing credits include work with Black Swan Theatre Company in their production of ‘Red Dog’ and the WA Opera in ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’. Brendan has conducted circus workshops and residencies from Singapore to outback Warburton to Albany and everywhere in between and was awarded a Queens Trust Award for his work in community arts. Since 2004 Brendan has worked for the City of Fremantle as Festival Programmer of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival, which is Australia’s biggest street performance festival.