Women’s Circus presents
A PLANE WITHOUT WINGS IS A ROCKET
THRILL! as women dare to celebrate the women who pioneered new circus!
GASP! as past issues rear their ugly heads!
It was 1979 in Melbourne…
A new voice in Australian performance was emerging from an old pram factory in Carlton: students and radicals, anarchists and Trotsyists, bohemians and hippies, draft dodgers and circus performers.
“Women can do anything" they cried, and they did - they juggled, they balanced, they defied gravity and convention.
The Real Mighty Bonza Whacko Wimmin’s Circus was born.
"It's not real circus! REAL circus has animals! A circus without animals is like a plane without wings!" the traditionalists cried.
"A plane without wings is a rocket!" the women replied.
23 November to 9 December, 2006
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sat 2nd Dec matinee @ 2pm with Auslan translation
Footscray Drill Hall 395 Barkly Street, Footscray (Cnr Gordon Street)
Tickets: $27.50/$19.50 conc, $75 Family (2 Children under 15 & 2 adults)
Bookings: CUB Malthouse Theatre 9685 5111