Based on the stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House. We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that celebrates the memories and moments that make a life.

We Live Here is “Sensitive, funning, yet hard-hitting” (Matilda Awards) and explores themes of resilience, chaos, and the beauty of a moment shared.

“A unique collaboration of physical theatre, circus and recorded verbatim stories, this intricately nuanced production utilised excellent skills, transformative design, stunning direction and detailed touching performances to deliver an impossible-to-forget story about life in the face of death.” – Matilda Awards

Created by a team of highly skilled young circus performers and professional artists working together with the Hummingbird House community. We Live Here premiered at Metro Arts in 2018 winning 2 Matilda Awards, best director, and best circus/physical theatre.

“An inspiring collaboration – illustrating the vital work of Hummingbird House and the skills of the Flipside Circus creatives.” – Creative Futures.

“This show advocates for those that have no time to sing their own praises, and is all the more gorgeous for it.” – Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane.

Commissioned by Metro Arts.

Winner 2 Matilda Awards ‘Best Circus/Physical Theatre’ ‘Best Director.’

Performance history
Premier season, Metro Arts 2018
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Creative team
Director/creator: Natano Fa’anana
Director/creator: Bridget Boyle
Dramaturg/creator: Robert Kronk
Creators/performers: Mia Hughes, Amy Stuart, Skip Walker-Milne, Luke Whitefield, Indra Garvey
Production Manager & Lighting Designer: Felicity Organ-Moore
Set & Costume Designer: Josh McIntosh
Audio & Projection Designer: Mik La Vage

From an original concept by Jo Thomas

Performance specifics
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.

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