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.


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