JUNK

2016-2019

Dates

THE CUBE WODONGA

16 – 17 September 2016

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

5 – 16 July 2017

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

20 – 23 September 2017

AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL

9 – 11 March 2018

ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

24 March 2018

ULUMBARRA THEATRE, BENDIGO

29 March 2018

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

5 – 7 April 2018

GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE

11 April 2018

WAGGA WAGGA CIVIC THEATRE

13 – 14 April 2018

THE WEDGE, SALE

18 April 2018

DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE & CONVENTION CENTRE

21 April 2018

TAMWORTH REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT & CONFERENCE CENTRE (TRECC)

23 March 2019

 

GOLD COAST HOME OF THE ARTS (HOTA)

29 & 30 March 2019

PILBEAM THEATRE, ROCKHAMPTON

3 April 2019

ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS

6 – 8 April 2019

DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

12 April 2019

RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA

17 & 18 April 2019

WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

27 April 2019

About

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.

 

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 2 regional tours across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the NT.


“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

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