We’re celebrating our 40th anniversary with a final tour of our award-winning show, JUNK.
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 breath-taking artistry. Come with your whole family and be inspired to unleash your inner acrobat!
2017 Sydney Theatre Award Winner – Best Production for Children 2018
Green Room Award Winner – Best Work for Young Audiences
2018 Helpmann Award Nomination – Best Presentation for Children
JUNK premiered at The Cube Wodonga in 2016 and enjoyed sell-out seasons at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017, an incredible season at Auckland Arts Festival in 2018 followed by a regional tour to 7 venues across NSW and Victoria.
“JUNK is absolutely wondrous. Grab a child, go!” – Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★
“One of the leading youth circuses in the world… Exhilarating, inspirational and fun.” – Arts Hub ★★★★★
“The most spectacular, gravity-defying stunts were carried off with a nonchalant ease that highlights the disciplined training programme the young cast undertake to achieve such levels of skill and professionalism.” NZ Herald
Director: Jodie Farrugia
Training Director: Loic Marques
Sound Designer: Bec Matthews
Lighting Designer: Tom Willis
Set Designer: Joey Ruigrok
Costume Designer: Lyn Shields
Rigging Designer: Simon Yates
Dramaturge and Puppet Director: Sarah Kriegler
Creative Circus Associates/Trainers: Ben Lewis, Chelsea McGuffin, Simon McLure, Alex Mizzen & Shane Witt