An irreverent medley of apparently impossible things as acrobats, tumblers, flying, tight rope and slack wire conjure their way into the not-so-everyday world. Parklife, picnics, faux-antiquity and de-civilisation morph into life and spectacularly disintegrate. A new inter-generational troupe of spandex nymphs populates the cracked open world of circus past and present.

Smash it! is Circus Oz as unbelievable as ever, stripped back, tent-less, dauntless and daring. An ensemble of seven circus artists and three musicians blast, rip, smash, fly and tumble into a remarkable present where sexagenarians, millennials and Gen Z’s unite in chaotic and hilarious harmony. There will be water, bats and battiness, candy floss, duck shooting and balloon popping galore. The energy is relentless, the acts apparently very dangerous, the characters subtle and slightly unhinged. It is everything you hope for and more in a packed hour of family entertainment without any pretensions to be more than a rip-roaring ride through another side of life – the wacky one.


Directed and devised by David Woods, with assistant director Nicci Wilks.

Performed and devised by Angelique Ross, Celso March, Debra Batton, Leo Pentland, Mozes Heawood, Sharon Gruenert, Spenser Inwood.

Soundtrack composed and performed by: Carl Polke, Chris Lewis, Sophie Dunn.

Additional credits:

Stage Manager – Stephen Burton

Rigger – Christian Schooneveldt Reid

Costume design – Laurel Frank

Lighting design – Gina Gascoigne

Circus technical advisor – Tim Coldwell

Set, props – Mike Finch


Smash It!

Date: 28 March 2024 - 21 April 2024
Time: Varying from 1.15pm - 8.00pm
Location: Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre
Cost: $38 - $50
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