Metro Arts, October 2022
Awesome Festival (Perth), September 2022
Empire Theatre (Toowoomba), September 2019
Brisbane Festival, September 2019
Premiere season Metro Arts, 2018
“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.
Director/Creator: Natano Fa’anana
Director/Creator: Bridget Boyle
Writer/Creator: Robert Kronk
Performers: Amy Stuart, Indra Garvey, Isla Fletcher, Luke Whitefield, Skip Walker-Milne.
Set and Costume Design: Josh McIntosh
Audio Design: Mik La Vage
Video Design: Jeremy Gordon
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Associate Artist: Kelsey Booth
Original performers/creators: Amy Stuart, Indra Garvey, Luke Whitefield, Skip Walker Milne, Mia Hughes.
Original Video Design: Mik La Vage
From an original concept by Jo Thomas.
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.
“An ambitious company that aims to make work that confronts big issues.” – George Dunford
“Should be on everyone’s bucket list.” – Michelle Collins
“Sensitive, funny, yet hard-hitting.” – Matilda Awards
“Go. Brisbane Festival, Hummingbird House and Flipside Circus. Three great reasons to be very proud of Queensland.” – Catherine Lawrence
“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
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.