Empire Theatre (Toowoomba), September 2019
Brisbane Festival, September 2019
Premiere season Metro Arts, 2018
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.
“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
Dramaturg/creator: Robert Kronk
Creators/performers: Mia Hughes, Amy Stuart, Skip Walker-Milne, Luke Whitefield, Indra Garvey
Premiere 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
“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