We live here

By Flipside Circus, developed with Hummingbird House and commissioned by Metro Arts
WINNER 2 MATILDA AWARDS: ‘BEST CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE’ and ‘BEST DIRECTOR’
PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Metro Arts, October 2022
Awesome Festival (Perth), September 2022
Empire Theatre (Toowoomba), September 2019
Brisbane Festival, September 2019
Premiere season Metro Arts, 2018

BOOKINGS

Perth
27 – 30 Sep 2022
State Theatre Centre of WA
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Brisbane
25 – 29 Oct 2022
New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts
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We live here

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

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

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.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director/Creator: Natano Fa’anana
Director/Creator: Bridget Boyle
Writer/Creator: Robert Kronk
Performers: Amy Stuart, Indra Garvey, Isla Fltecher, Luke Whitefield, Skip Walker-Milne.
Set and Costume Design: Josh McIntosh
Audio and Visual Design: Mik La Vage
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Original performers/creators: Amy Stuart, Indra Garvey, Luke Whitefield, Skip Walker Milne, Mia Hughes.
Associate Artist: Kelsey Booth

From an original concept by Jo Thomas.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICS

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

REVIEWS

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

COURIER MAIL

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

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

IMHO

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

“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

Acknowledgement

Flipside Circus is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, as the custodians of the land we work on, recognising their connection to land, waters and community. We honour the story-telling and art-making at the heart of First Nations’ cultures, and the enrichment it gives to the lives of all Australians.

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