Junk

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Junk


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

17 April - 18 April 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside Theatres presents A Flying Fruit Fly Circus Production
JUNK


“To invent, all you need is a pile of junk and a good imagination.” – Thomas Edison

The internationally acclaimed Flying Fruit Fly Circus tumbles on to Riverside’s stage with its multi award-winning show these April School Holidays to celebrate its 40th Birthday.

Junk takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe. An ordinary boy, dressed head-to-toe in contemporary safety gear, discovers an abandoned junkyard inhabited by a gang of wild-at-heart kids. With boundless enthusiasm the group urge him to play as children once did: without inhibition and free from adult supervision.

Propelled by a cast of talented young performers, this vibrant take on childhood tumbles headfirst into a world of play and imagination through circus skills, acrobatics and beautiful shadow puppetry creating a sense of nostalgia for a time when young people were encouraged to take risks and weren’t wrapped in cotton wool.

Inspired by childhood stories told to them by elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of Junk will move and inspire you with their breathtaking artistry.

Come with your whole family and be inspired to unleash your inner acrobat!

Suitable for ages 6+

FYI This production contains smoke haze

Awards
Winner – 2017 Sydney Theatre Award – Best Production for Children 2018
Winner – Green Room Award – Best Work for Young Audiences
Nomination – 2018 Helpmann Award – Best Presentation for Children


Dates and Times

General Public and Vacation Care Group Performances
Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 6:30pm
Thursday 18 April 2019 at 11am and 6:30pm


Hero Photo by OGA Creative Agency
Production Photos by Ian Sutherland



Director
Jodie Farrugia

Executive Director/Producer
Richard Hull

Artistic Director
Anni Davey

Master Trainer
Loic Marques

Technical Manager
Scott Stoddart

Creative Circus Associates
Ben Lewis, Chelsea McGuffin, Simon McLure, Shane Witt

Sound Designer
Bec Matthews

Lighting Designer
Tom Willis

Set Designer
Joey Ruigrok

Costume Designer
Lyn Shields

Rigging Designer
Simon Yates

Dramaturg and Puppet Director
Sarah Kriegler (Lemony S Puppet Theatre)

Tour Manager
Madge Fletcher

Stage Manager
Jordan Hiles

Featuring 17 young artists from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus


“A vibrant and imaginative acrobatic showcase… Junk is absolutely wondrous. Grab a child, go.” – Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald 

“Exhilarating, inspirational and fun. Dynamic, high-energy fun with inventive and surprising choreography.” – Katie Lavers, ArtsHub

“A stunningly spectacular and engagingly intimate showcase of the circus arts.” – Paul Simei-Barton, NZ Herald


Photos

Junk

Invite your family and friends for a memorable and wonderful time out at the theatre these School Holidays!

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Ticket Options

RIVERSIDE MEMBERS
Adult
$32
Concession $27
30 Club $27
Child 18 & Under $21
Family of 4 $88

NON-MEMBERS
Adult
$39
Concession $34
30 & Under $31
Child 18 & Under $23
Family of 4 $96

GROUPS
Groups 10+
$34

VACATION CARE
Student/Teacher
$16
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

55 minutes


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