A Simple Space

A Simple Space Awards

Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.

A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space the acrobats are pushed to the physical limit, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.

It leaves the audience exhilarated, full of life, and different from the way they were when they walked into the space.

Theatre Scene

Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.

The Advertiser

Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.

UK Express

A total triumph.

The Guardian


Directors: Triton Tunis-Mitchell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Jacob Randell, Martin Schreiber

Composer: Elliot Zoerner – Find the soundtrack here

Performers: Andre Augustus, Annalise Moore, Chris Carlos, Benton Adams-Walker, Josh Strachan, Ashleigh Pearce, Alexander Flood, Will Meager

Show Information

Show Duration: 60 mins
Minimum stage size: 4 m wide x 6.5 m deep with 6 m overhead clearance.
(Audience wraps around front and sides)

Complete description, touring budget, and technical specifications supplied on request.

Funding Logos

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Simple Space reviews

Touring History

2013Tasmanian, AustraliaTasmanian Circus Festival
2013Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide Fringe Festival
2013Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh Fringe Festival
2014Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide Fringe Festival
2014Sydney, AustraliaHOOPLA Festival
2014Harare, ZimbabweHarare International Festival of Arts
2014Recklinghausen, GermanyRuhrfestspiele
2014Charleston, USASPOLETO Festival
2014London, UKUdderbelly festival
2014Montreal, CanadaMontreal Completement Cirque
2014Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh Fringe Festival
2014Ballerup, DenmarkBALTOPPEN Live
2014Seoul, South KoreaHiSeoul Festival
2014Hong KongFreespace Festival
2015Sydney, AustraliaSydney Festival
2015Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide Fringe Festival
2015Gothenburg, SwedenStora Teatern
2015Vara, SwedenVara Konserthus
2015Potsdam, GermanyFabrik
2015Montreal, CanadaTOHU
2015Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPolo Circo
2015Christchurch, New ZealandCharles Luney Auditorium
2015Mullumbimby, AustraliaMullumbimby Circus Festival
2015London, UKUdderbelly Festival
2015Vancouver, CanadaThe Cultch
2015Germantown, MD, USABlackrock Centre for the Arts
2015Lewisburg, PA, USAWeis Centre for Performing Arts
2015Irvine, CA, USAIrvine Barclay Theatre
2015Lake Placid, NY, USALake Placid Centre for Performing Arts
2015Raleigh, NC, USAStewart Theatre
2015Växjö, SwedenVäxjö Konserthus
2015Malmö, SwedenMalmö Live Konserthus
2015Falköping, SwedenFalköpings Stadsteater
2015Skövde, SwedenSkövde Kulturhus
2015Eskilstuna, SwedenEskilstuna Teater
2015Linköping, SwedenLinköping Konsert & Kongress
2015Stockholm, SwedenSödra Teatern
2015Karlshamns, SwedenKarlshamns Stadsteater
2015Östersund, SwedenStorsjöteatern
2015Umeå, SwedenFolkets Hus
2015Piteå, SwedenNolia city Konferens
2015Potsdam, GermanyFabrik
2015Budapest, HungaryTRAFO
2016Hong KongUdderbelly Festival
2016AustraliaAdelaide Fringe Festival
2016Sao Paolo, BrazilAustralia now Festival
2016Mexico City, MexicoCENART
2016Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPolo Circo
2016Lima, PeruParque de la Reserva
2016Shanghai, ChinaXintiandi Fringe Festival
2016Glastonbury, EnglandGlastonbury Festival
2016Kortrijk, BelgiumPerplx Festival
2016Collines, FranceFestival Des 7
2016Munich, GermanyTollwood Summer Festival
2016Milton Keynes, EnglandMilton Keynes International Festival
2016Galway, IrelandGalway International Arts Festival
2016Edinburgh, ScotlandEdinburgh Fringe Festival
2016Zurich, SwitzerlandTheaterspektakel
2016Lustenau, AustriaFreudenhaus
2016Fayetteville, AR, USAInside, Outside, Upside Down Circus Festival
2016Sarasota, FL, USARingling International Arts Festival
2016Richmond, VA, USAModlin Center For The Arts
2016Vineland, NJ, USAGuarancini Performing Arts Center
2016Germantown, MD, USABlackrock Center For The Arts
2016Shepherdstown, WV, USAShepherdstown University
2016Bethlehem, PA, USAZoellner Arts Center
2016Slippery Rock, PA, USASlippery Rock University
2016Pittsburgh, PA, USAAugust Wilson Theater Pittsburgh
2016Erie, PA, USAMercyhurst University Erie
2016Frostburg, MD, USAFrostburg State University
2016Montreal, CanadaCentaur Theatre
2016Salzburg, AustriaWinterfest
2017Leuven, BelgiumCircusfestival
2017Sibiu, RomaniaSibiu International Theatre Festival
2017Lyon, FranceLes Nuits De Fourvière
2017Stuttgart, GermanyColours International Dance Festival
2017Wolfsburg, GermanyAutostadt Summer Festival
2017George Town, MalaysiaGeorge Town Festival
2017Mérida, MexicoCapital Americana de la Cultura
2017Montpellier, FranceEPIC du domaine d’O
2017Murcia, SpainTeatro Circo Murcia
2017Madrid, SpainTeatro Circo Price
2017Genk, BelgiumTheater op de Markt
2017Beveren, BelgiumCultureel Centrum Ter Vesten
2017Blankenberge, BelgiumCultuurcentrum
2017Roeselare, BelgiumDe Spil Cultuurcentrum
2017Heist-op-den-Berg, BelgiumCultuurcentrum Zwaneberg
2017Turnhout, BelgiumCultuurhuis De Warande
2017Le Revest-les-Eaux, FranceSpace Jean Paul Maurric
2017Karlsruhe, GermanyKulturzentrum Tollhaus
2017Montbéliard, FranceMA Scene Nationale
2017Stuttgart, GermanyTheaterhaus Stuttgart
2017Graz, AustriaCirque Noël
2018Melbourne, AustraliaArts Centre Melbourne
2018Perth, AustraliaFringe World
2018Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide Fringe Festival
2018Bathurst, AustraliaCatapult Festival
2018Versico, SwitzerlandAccademia Teatro Dimitri
2018Rotterdam, NetherlandsCircusstad
2018Hergotenbosch, NetherlandsTheater aan de Parade
2018Eindhoven, NetherlandsParktheater
2018Reunion IslandsLeu Tempo Festival
2018NetherlandsStadsschouwburg Utrecht
2018Drachten, NetherlandsSchouwburg De Lawei
2018Groningen, NetherlandsDe Oosterpoort
2018Hardenberg, Netherlands
2018Delft, NetherlandsTheater De Veste
2018Meppel, NetherlandsSchouwburg Ogterop
2018Leiden, NetherlandsLeidse Schouwburg
2018Tilburg, NetherlandsTheaters Tilburg
2018Breckenridge, Colorado, USABreckenridge Creative Arts
2018Hull, UKFreedom Festival
2018Wellington, NSW, AustraliaWellington Arts & Sculpture Festival
2018Riga, LatviaMikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre
2018Vilnius, LithuaniaNew Circus Weekend
2018Sandvika, NorwayBærum Kulturhus
2018Nøtterøy NorwayNøtterøy Kulturhus
2018Bølgen, NorwayBølgen Kulturhus
2018Sydney, AustraliaBarangaroo Acrobat’s Academy
2018Melbourne, AustraliaLost Lands Festival
2018Mérignac, FranceLe Pin Galant
2018Mulhouse, FranceLa Filature
2018Saumur, FranceLa Closerie
2018Grasse, FranceTheatre de Grasse
2018Nîmes, FranceThéâtre de Nîmes
2018Miramas, FranceThéâtre La Colonne
2018Lillebonne, FranceCentre Juliobona
2018Soissons, FranceCité de la Musique et de la Danse
2018Saint Dizier, FranceLes Fuseaux
2018Cusset, FranceLe Théâtre
2018Vaulx en Velin, FranceCentre Charlie Chaplin
2018Villefontaine, FranceThéâtre du Vellein
2018Mamer, LuxembourgCentre Culturel Mamer
2018Hong KongTai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts
Jan 2019Athens, GA, USAUGA Performing Arts Center
Jan 2019Asheville, NC, USADiana Wortham Theatre
Jan 2019Charlotte NC, USABooth Playhouse
Jan 2019Philadelphia PA, USAIPAY Showcase
Jan 2019Derry, NH, USAStockbridge Theatre
Jan 2019Fairfield, CT, USAQuick Center for the Arts
Feb 2019New York, NY, USANew Victory Theatre
Feb 2019Concord, NH, USACapitol Center for the Arts
Apr 2019London, UKUnderbelly Festival Southbank
May 2019Norwich UKNorfolk & Norwich Festival
May 2019Valladolid, SpainLAVA
May 2019Guadalajara, MexicoFestival Cultural De Mayo
May 2019Trutnov, Czech RepublicCirk-UFF
Jun 2019Mexico CityTeatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris
July 2019Lienz, AustriaOlala Festival
July 2019Barcelos, PortugalFestival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous
July 2019Guimarães, PortugalFestival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous
July 2019Graz, AustriaLa Strada Graz
Aug 2019Stuttgart, GermanyTheaterhaus
Aug 2019Budapest, HungarySziget Festival
Aug 2019Lustenau, GermanyFreudenhaus
Aug 2019Aalst, BelgiumCirk Aalst
Sep 2019SingaporeIPAC
Sep 2019Seoul, South KoreaUlsan Promenade Festival
Oct 2019Shanghai, ChinaArt Space for Kids
Oct 2019Plovdiv, BulgariaHouse Of Culture
Oct 2019Zwolle, NetherlandsTheater De Spiegel
Nov 2019Cranbrook, BC, CanadaKey City Theatre
Nov 2019Sallanches, FranceLéon Curral Hall - Great Hall
Nov 2019Enschede, NetherlandsWilminktheater
Nov 2019Waregem, BelgiumUiT in Vlaanderen
Nov 2019Diest, BelgiumCC Diest
Nov 2019Helmond, BelgiumThe Playhouse | Theater hall
Nov 2019Basel, SwitzerlandReithalle Basel
Nov 2019Dilbeek, BelgiumWestrand - Theater Hall
Nov 2019Bornem, BelgiumCultuurcentrum Ter Dilft
Dec 2019Oostende, BelgiumDe Grote Post cultural center
Dec 2019Sarcelles, FranceSalle André Malraux
Dec 2019Rungis, FranceThéâtre
Dec 2019Saint Ouen, FranceEspace 1789 X2
Dec 2019Lempdes, FranceLa 2deuche
Dec 2019Andrézieux Bouthéon, FranceThéâtre du Parc
Dec 2019Rambouillet, France La lanterne
Dec 2019Courbevoie, FranceSalle Camille Saint Saëns
Dec 2019Vénissieux, FranceLa Machinerie
Jan 2020Perth, AustraliaPerth Fringe
Feb 2020Summerside, PE, CanadaHarbourfront Theatre
Mar 2020Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide Fringe
Mar 2020Adelaide, AustraliaWomadelaide
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