Reviews

Rear Vision

“With such a big cast and a great diversity of acts, it’s impossible to mention it all, but some of the most memorable scenes for me were the hilarious wheelie bin clowning, an impressive and amusing group bike act, and a duo acrobatic scene performed completely (and hygienically) without any hand-to-hand contact.”

Kristy Stanfield, Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane https://www.nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.com/review-archive/rear-vision-vulcana

“Vulcana Women’s Circus (“Home of the Brave, Strong and Daring”) gives a dazzling perspective on this crazy year through a drive-in car-park performance, using circus, poetry and sound.”

Matt Foley, Stage Diary https://stagediary.com/review/2020/12/rear-vision-vulcana-womens-circus/

Picnic

“Our delivery arrived and Ernest and Frank arrived and started to measure out the ‘COVID safe space’ they were to perform in. There were about 20 of us in the audience, some friends, some local community, and we were captivated! They drew us into their journeys through isolation and back into being near and close to each other. Describing with their performance how much touch means to us, and how lonely we are without it. As the sun set, they invited the audience to jump through a heart, sharing their love with us all.”

Abbie Trott – Salisbury Resident who booked a Circus Delivery

Dwell

“Punters to Dwell are checked-in to the ‘rustic’ and ‘charming’ hotel Dwell by the manager, played with delightful, creepy awkwardness by Maddy Grant, crocs and all.  Maddy has been honing her clowning skills over a number of years, and this really shines through in her commitment and obsessive love of her favourite room.”

 Adam Wood, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane 
https://nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.com/2019/05/20/dwell-collectivist/

“Humour is peppered throughout, most overtly through the scenes featuring the motel’s idiosyncratic and increasingly eccentric manager (Maddy Grant) in shuffle into the room.”

Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane
https://bluecurtainsbris.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/anywhere-adventure/

Nautical but Nice

“My personal favourites were Ethel the middle-aged mermaid and her lady-crab companion, who entertained the crowd by throwing fish at them and general heckling the hell out of people.”

https://nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.com/2019/06/09/nautical-but-nice-ruckus-slam/

Resting Bitch Face

“The four performers making up ‘Resting B*tch Face’ demonstrate the pressures of being a woman in the modern world through a series of very physical vignettes….with strong women pushing physical and cultural limits to a killer (’90s-inspired, pro-women) soundtrack…This was a fabulous, thought-provoking and fun show, get along to see them next time they’re playing!”

https://scenestr.com.au/arts/resting-b-tch-face-brisbane-review-wonderland-festival-20171205

“Madeleine Grant literally wrestles with herself, her makeup, and a range of office items matched with superb deadpan skills.”

https://nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/resting-bitch-face-common-thread-circus/

Inertia

“The women are strong and sure and fast. They tumble and roll at lightning-fast speed. There are a lot of curious and interesting group acro-balances, feet placed upon chests and backs…the performers are comfortable and intimate with each other, and claim the space with confidence.”

https://nothingeverhappensinbrisbane.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/inertia-vulcana-womens-circus/