EXPERIENCE A NEW LEVEL OF CIRCUS MASTERY - AS MOVING AS IT IS THRILLING.
From the creators of Humans 2.0, Peepshow and Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, one of the world’s leading performance companies Circa is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special hometown premiere of their international hit What Will Have Been.
Fresh from a sold-out three-month tour of France and a smash hit season in Avignon Festival, What Will Have Been is the most challenging show in Circa’s repertoire for their performers.
Three acrobats and one violinist perform live on a bare stage, drawing audiences into an astoundingly rich world of pure muscularity and strength, and serenaded with the haunting melodies of Bach and Vivaldi mixed with a contemporary rock and electronica playlist. Where beauty meets ferocity, expect to leave this performance feeling breathless.
Directed and sound designed by Yaron Lifschitz with violin performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Rebecca Seymour, it features two of Circa’s most experienced ensemble members Daniel O’Brien and Kimberley Rossi with recent recruit, the indomitable Zac Stephens.
Described as “a work of immense power” (★★★★★ The Public Reviews) and "utterly captivating” (Daily Review), don’t miss this strictly limited season.
“The mighty Circa.” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)
Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Circa has toured the world – performing in more than 40 countries to over 1.5 million people. Circa’s works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents.
Cast and Creatives
- Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble
- Director Yaron Lifschitz
- Technical Director and Co-Lighting Designer Jason Organ
- Co-Lighting Designer Richard Clarke
- Costume Design Libby McDonnell
- Violinist Rebecca Seymour (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)
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