Marichka, a one-time famous high-wire walker, and Geordie, a clown and jack of all trades, have circus in their blood. Too full of life to retire, they co-opt the young Adele, almost against her will, and drive north to catch up with the circus. On the way, Adele is trained to join the act and witnesses the suspicion, prejudice and scapegoating that can occur when itinerant people bring their colourful caravan into town. The play ends with the first-night performance by Marichka, Geordie and Adele, who together now make up the Blustering Benetino Family.

  • children's drama
  • 60
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 18+
  • children, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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