Supported by Flipside Circus and set to premiere at Anywhere Festival 2019, ‘Hold My Beer’ is a perfectly balanced cocktail of circus, live music and drinking games, where the stage is everywhere and nobody is safe. A bold blend of astounding acrobatics and audacious antics, this show is circus served over ice with a (triple) twist.
Brisbane have an extraordinary range of artists at the forefront of contemporary circus and Flipside offers a space to rehearse and develop circus projects like ‘Hold my beer’. The all-female cast of acrobats – Regan Henry, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Kelsey Adams – have been performing in the Brisbane and interstate circus scene for a number of years, performing in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse’s MELT Festival, Mullum Circus Festival and more.
“We wanted to make a show we could really have fun with,” says Kelsey Adams and, one of the acrobats and co-creators. “We wanted to bring circus off the stage and into the crowd, and play with making the experience enjoyable and breathtaking all at once.”
Kelsey says the pairing of circus with live music makes for a more interactive show, alive with the challenge of improvisation and the joy of pulling off a great act.
“We love working together and bouncing off each other, but we’re also cheeky as hell. It keeps everyone on their toes and gives the performance so much vitality.”
Hold My Beer is presented by HalfHitch, an up-and-coming production team bringing new performance works to Brisbane stages since June 2018, with support from Backbone Youth Arts. Hold My Beer opens at The End Bar (West End) on Thursday May 9.
VENUE 1: The End Bar, 73 Vulture St, West End 4101
DATES: 9 & 16 May
VENUE 2: Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen, 454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley 4006
DATES: 21-23 May
SHOWTIME: 7pm (60 mins)
This production contains coarse language and adult themes.