'This article describes the history of the Edgley family business in relation to its circus productions and the contribution of key female family members. Michael Edgley International (Edgley's) is an Australian entertainment company that toured productions to large audiences throughout Australasia, Asia, South Africa and the USA. It toured up to six theatre, dance and other live entertainments annually for over fifty years, which attests to the company's success as a business. The company became known in Australia for its regular Moscow Circus productions after 1965. Edgley's links to circus, however, provide an additional perspective on a family business - even on performance - because family companies have been central to the historical development of Australian circus.' Rosemary Farrell and Peta Tait.