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

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 is “Sensitive, funny, yet hard-hitting” (Matilda Awards) it tells the stories of children at end of life 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.


Brisbane Festival 

Preview Thu 5 Sept
Post-show Q&A Fri 6 Sept
Performance Sat 7 Sept, 7pm

Empire Theatre

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:30 PM

Performance history
Premier season, Metro Arts 2018

For bookings and more information contact Robert at


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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