14 – 17 January, 2021
SCOOP! Festival – HOTA
A single 35-minute performance, or two 20-minute sets
Large cast and small cast versions available.
Photo credit: Creative Futures Photography
“An extravagant sundae of circus. Impressive… wonderful and well-crafted.” – Creative Futures
SPF – Summer Play Factor is a buoyant, fun-filled circus show for families that combines a live DJ, amazing circus skills, dance and infectious energy.
Cheekily playing with Australian traditions and identity, SPF’s young performers interrogate who we are, who we think we are, and where we are going.
The show is a series of interconnected chapters that explore notions of Australian identity through summer tropes – surfboard acrobatics, ice-cream juggle routines, beach cricket and inflatables together to create a colourful summer smoothie of circus fun.
“A wonderful summer inspired production by a group of talented young performers, delivering a vibrant high-energy show.” – HOTA
Created by a team of highly skilled young circus performers and professional artists SPF premiered at the January 2021 Gold Coast Home of The Arts (HOTA) Scoop festival. A perfect fit, as Scoop was promoted as ‘…everything you love about summer in one sweet weekend,’ with ‘Australia’s best Circus companies premiering new works specially created for outdoor and pop-up spaces.’
Directors: Neridah Waters, Helen Cassidy and Amy Stuart
Head trainer/creator: Amy Stuart
Dramaturg: Robert Kronk
Creators/performers: Flipside Performance troupe
Early career performers: Mia Hughes and Izzy Lawton
Sound design: Mike Wilmett
Costume design: Amanda Fairbanks
Producer: Gabi Gallardo
Associate Producer and Stage Manager: Kelsey Booth
“A delightful, entertaining, and highly-flexible show” – Catherine Lawrence
“Funny, quirky, energised and nonstop action” – audience review
“Summer Play factor delivers what it promises, a wonderful summer inspired production by a group of talented young performers, delivering a vibrant high-energy show.
There’s a great soundtrack for all ages to groove along to, impressive choreography, tricks and flips and joyful costumes with a colourful mix of summer and vintage fun.
This show is total crowd pleaser, engaging for all the family, with lots of little faces looking on in amazement, and gasping with excitement!
Summer Play Factor was the perfect show for HOTA’s Scoop Festival, at the Surfing Paradise that is the Gold Coast.”
Virginia Hyam and Dani Miller – HOTA
This project has been commissioned by Home of the Arts – HOTA.
SCOOP! is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Flipside Circus supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.