Based on the stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House, (Queensland’s only hospice for children and young people). We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that brings to life memories and moments that make a life.
“Sensitive, funny, yet heart-hitting.” – Matilda Awards
We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that celebrates the memories and moments that make a life.
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.
Empire Theatre (Toowoomba) September 2019
Brisbane Festival September 2019
Premier season, Metro Arts 2018
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
Premier 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
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.
“Go. Brisbane Festival, Hummingbird House and Flipside Circus. Three great reasons to be very proud of Queensland.” Catherine Lawrence – Creative Futures
“Awe-inspiring and captivating performance which gave me all the feels.” Talia Carbis – IMHO