Women’s Circus invites audiences to a new, site-specific, feminist circus work, sharing untold stories of war through the lens of those left behind. Disappear into the world of 1914 for a surreal journey that blurs the lines between contemporary circus, immersive theatre, historical re-imagining, and art installation.

Created and performed by over sixty Women’s Circus members and artists, The Drill uncovers buried stories of the site’s history to explore the far reaching effects of war on communities. Running from 21 November to 1 December, and playing as a part of the 2019 Due West Festival, this powerful new work takes a compelling look at this historical space.

Devised and performed by Women’s Circus members – Creative Direction by Penelope Bartlau – Circus Direction by Katy Burrows – Design by Emily Barrie – Sound Design by Kelly Anne Kimber – Lighting Design by Georgina Wolfe – Head Rigger and Rigging Design by Franca Stadler – Produced by Devon Taylor – Production Manager: Beth Weatherly – Stage Manager: Emma Telford

Women’s Circus is a not for profit arts organisation offering a year round circus and performance training program and producing socially engaged arts projects for women, trans and non-binary people and their communities. It is a proudly feminist organisation dedicated to individual well-being and community connectedness.

The Drill is proudly supported by Maribyrnong City Council and Creative Victoria.

21 November to 1 December, 2019 @ The Drill Hall

395 Barkly Street, West Footscray

Wed – Sat 8pm, Sat and Sun 3pm

Tickets: $44 Full, $32 Concession, $60 Solidarity, $44 Sponsored

Bookings: 03 9687 3665 and online at


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