Produced by Flipside Circus
A Metro Arts Commission
Winner 2 Matilda Awards ‘Best Circus/Physical Theatre’ ‘Best Director.’

“Sensitive, funny, yet heart-hitting.” – Matilda Awards

We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that celebrates the memories and moments that make a life.

Based on the stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only youth hospice) We Live Here explores themes of resilience, chaos, and the beauty of a moment shared.

… a theatrical event, compelling… and exceptional.” – Creative Futures.

We Live Here was commissioned by and premiered at Metro Arts in 2018, winning two Matilda Awards (Best Director, Best Circus/Physical Theatre).

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.

Performance history

Empire Theatre (Toowoomba) September 2019
Brisbane Festival September 2019
Premier season, Metro Arts 2018

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
Premier production manager/lighting design: Felicity Organ-Moore
Set & Costume Designer: Josh McIntosh
Audio & Projection Designer: Mik La Vage
Remount lighting designer: Jason Glenwright

From an original concept by Jo Thomas

Performance specifics

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


“An ambitious company that aims to make work that confronts big issues.” George Dunford – Artshub

Courier Mail

 “Should be on everyone’s bucket list.” Michelle Collins – Courier Mail

Matilda Awards

“Sensitive, funny, yet hard-hitting.” Matilda Awards

Creative Futures

“Go. Brisbane Festival, Hummingbird House and Flipside Circus. Three great reasons to be very proud of Queensland.” Catherine Lawrence – Creative Futures


“Awe-inspiring and captivating performance which gave me all the feels.” Talia Carbis – IMHO

“We Live Here is more than a physical theatre performance and much more than just a show. It is inspiring but also grounding; a beautiful piece of thought-provoking art.” Jo Michelmore – IMHO

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