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Melbourne Festival. 10-26 Oct 2014

Australia Circus

If These Walls Could Talk



Part of Circus Series series.


To live in a house is to paint it in memory: layer after layer, the outrageous and the everyday, inhabiting the walls as surely as any ghost.

An intricate mesh of slapstick theatre, astonishing circus skills and powerful storytelling, If These Walls Could Talk brings to life the stories inhabiting a single apartment – a place of birth and death, joy and despair, the mundane and the beautiful – as lived by five generations of tenants.

Bristling with humour, physical prowess and deep theatrical ambition, this is an affecting portrayal of life, mortality and the things we leave behind – an poignant new work from one of Australia’s foremost independent physical theatre companies.

“One of Australia’s leading indie ensembles… make a point of seeing anything you can by Dislocate.”


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.


Supported by Circus Oz, The Substation and NICA. Originally produced as a work in progress season at the Seymour Centre as part of The Reginald Season, 2011.

Image: Tim Elliot   Design: Simon Strong


Created by Geoff Dunstan, Kate Fryer, DJ Garner, Alexandra Harrison, Daniel Rabin and Luke Taylor
Performed by Geoff Dunstan, Kate Fryer, DJ Garner and Luke Taylor
Directed Kate Fryer
Composition and Sound Design Chris Lewis
Production Design Michael Baxter
Lighting Design Eduard Ingles
Costume Design Harriet Oxley
Dramaturgy Penny Baron
Producer Marguerite Pepper

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package discount

Fri 24 – Sun 26 Oct
Fri & Sat at 6.30pm
Sun at 3pm & 6pm

1 hr 5 mins, no interval

$39 / $29
Students $25
Transaction fees may apply

  • Assistive listening
  • Wheelchair