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AfterDark Theatre proudly present, as a part of 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival


The ever elusive Circus Society are back and taking the stage at two incredible venues during this years' Melbourne Fringe Festival.

After their much lauded premiere season in 2018, AfterDark Theatre return with Society - featuring a sensational ensemble of highly skilled international Cirque artists, new acts,  and a live four piece band. It's back, it's badder, it's bigger.

Influenced by the city of New Orleans and its best party on earth, the Mardi Gras, in the past these infamous festivities were hosted by secret societies competing to uphold the most lavish party in their quarter. Blending Cajun party culture, French exuberance, Creole Voodoo, Masquerade, and breathtaking acrobatics, Society at Melbourne Fringe also features iconic Australian band Funk Buddies. Set to be one of the Festival's biggest party shows, nothing is off limits!

Running since 2007, AfterDark Theatre has built a solid reputation as a high-end design and production company, offering Australian Circus lovers a veritable feast of superior quality shows and events. Previous award-winning productions include Pants Down Circus, Sediment, BARBAROI, Element of Consequence, and The Boardwalk Republic; the original Southside hub during Melbourne Fringe.
Continuing with that trend, AfterDark Theatre now proudly presents Society, a colourful, vibrant, and joyous tribute to the Bourbon Street Circus and the wild nightlife of the French Quarter.

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

★★★★★ - Theatre People (Society)
"... hot, edgy and exciting." - Dance Life (Society)
"... an hour of amazement and gasp-inducing feats of skill." - Stage Whispers (Society)

WINNER – 2017 Green Room Award, Innovation in Contemporary Circus (Sediment)
WINNER – 2016 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies, Best Circus (Barbaroi)
WINNER – 2016 Melbourne Fringe, Best Emerging Artist (The Element of Consequence)
WINNER – 2014 Adelaide Fringe Weeklies, Best Circus (Pants Down Circus ROCK!)
WINNER – 2013 Melbourne Fringe, Best Circus (We Should Quit)
WINNER – 2012 Melbourne Fringe, Best Circus (Pants Down Circus)

Director: Francesco Minniti
Assistant Director: Julie Sharpe
Lighting Designer: Harrison Cope
Costume Designer: Jarrod Cuff
Music Director: Kara Ciezki
Performed by: Tully Fedorowjtsch, Simon Storey, Mimi LeNoire, Zachariah Johnson, Naomie Ding, Kara Ciezki, Funk Buddies, Veronica Waite, and Francesco Minniti
Photographer: Jacinta Oaten

Society - 17 to 29 September, 2019

17 - 22 September: Wonderland Spiegeltent - Federation Square (The Paddock) Batman Avenue
Tues - Sun 9:00pm

25 - 29 September: Fringe Hub - Trades Hall - Cnr Lygon and Victoria Sts, Melbourne CBD
Wed - Sat 6:30pm, Sun 5:30pm

Tickets: $39 Full, $35 Concession (weekends), $35 Full, $32 Concession (week days), $30 Tuesdays and Grps 6+
Bookings: (03) 9660 9666 on online at www.afterdarktheatre.com/current-shows and www.melbournefringe.com.au/event/society/ 



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Event details

Venue: Wonderland Spiegeltent/Trades Hall
Bookings: (03) 9660 9666

Venues and show times vary - please see booking link


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