Arts Centre Melbourne
17 – 20 January 2024

Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre
15 March

Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool
19 & 20 March

Bunjil Place
23 March, 7.30pm

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
27 & 28 March

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
4 & 5 April

Griffith Regional Theatre
9 & 10 April

Orange Civic Theatre
12 April

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
16 & 17 April

The Art House Wyong
19 & 20 April

The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
24 & 26 April

Townsville Civic Theatre
30 April

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
4 May


When the orchestra hasn’t shown up and the audience is waiting, call the Flying Fruit Fly Circus!

A highly distinguished musician has arrived to conduct their latest symphony, but the orchestra is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, the Fruities are ready to save the day! And create chaos with the concert grand piano…

Directed by Jake Silvestro with an original score by Ania Reynolds, Tempo features an extraordinary ensemble of young performers aged between 12 and 18 who not only possess dazzling circus skills but also play instruments!

Shifting between striking aerial acts and highly choreographed acrobatic chaos, Tempo draws heavily on the traditional knockabout humour of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus – a trademark of the company over many years. Magic, slapstick, juggling, balancing, acrobatics and aerials tumble in, out and around the concert grand piano.

With no dialogue and plenty of gasp-inducing action, Tempo appeals to every age and is suitable, or perhaps essential, for all families.


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Cast & Creatives

Featuring: Aoife Gordos, Barney Herrmann, Chelsea Quaill, Elise Doherty, Emma Giasoumi, Finn Neill, Imogen McDonald, Jacob Kavanagh, Maya Chynoweth, Nate Klippel, Peter Giasoumi & Tal Shemesh.

Director: Jake Silvestro
Musical Director: Ania Reynolds
Creative Circus Associate: Lauren Shepherd
Circus Trainer: Bec Neill
Lighting Designer: Kofi Isaacs
Costume Designer: April Dawson
Rigger: Daryll John
Company Manager: Nyree Camden
Technical Director: Scott Stoddart
Tour Coordinator: Arts on Tour

The 2024 tour of Tempo has been supported by the Australian Government through Creative Australia and the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria.