Direct from a sell-out season at Sydney Opera House, and performed by the young artists (aged 9 – 19) of Australia’s world famous youth circus, Flying Fruit Fly Circus – this unforgettable show is a stage experience like no other!
A young girl lost in her imagination dreams of a circus hidden in her bedroom. In cupboards. Behind curtains. Inside toy boxes. Under her bed. Who better to blame for your messy room than your imaginary friends? As the circus of her dreams comes to life we share her journey and meet some quirky characters along the way.
Unlike anything else you will experience on the Australian stage, the Fruities, as they are affectionately known, is a troupe aged nine – 19 from Australia’s only full-time circus school. With skills ranging from trapeze and contortion to clowning and magic, these talented artists will impress and inspire the young and young at heart.
After decades showcasing young emerging performers the Fruities will celebrate their 35th anniversary in 2014. Richard Hull, Executive Director of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, believes this will make a fitting start to the anniversary “This show celebrates our traditional circus roots and unique history of inspiring ordinary kids to do extraordinary things.”
“It tells a beautifully simple story through the magical delights of circus and vaudeville, as reinterpreted for a contemporary audience by our highly skilled young performers. With a wonderful creative team led by Artistic Director Jodie Farrugia, it will appeal to children of all ages and the children in us all.”
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus was founded in 1979 and has introduced over 30,000 young people to the circus arts through training programs and workshops. With a string of Australian and international awards the company has toured the world extensively and aligned with circus training organisations in China and Moscow to further the skills and experience of the Fruities students.
Circus Under My Bed
Fairfax Studio – Arts Centre Melbourne, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 9 – 19 April 2014
Bookings: 1300 182 183 or online at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
For more information, visit: artscentremelbourne.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Flying Fruit Fly Circus