The Defiant Hirewire Entertainment

- Midsumma Festival

Powerful Fierce Circus

Joyful and emotive, The Defiant is a celebration of rebellion and fierceness told through an explosion of acrobatic feats and phenomenal live music. Bringing together a world class cast of athletes, acrobats and musicians, with every creative role performed entirely by women and non-binary individuals.

Blending bold contemporary circus, live music and a dystopian aesthetic, The Defiant is a new production that celebrates the power and strength of women and non-binary artists.

Featuring electrifying spectacle and high octane stunt work usually performed by men, The Defiant is an ambitious exploration of gender, bodies and bravery. It challenges the casting tropes of women in physical theatre and uses this to question the space women and non-binary people occupy in contemporary society.

The show subverts the expectations placed on someone based on their gender, challenges stereotypes and encourages thinking beyond the binary.

This is the premiere of a brand new show by the company behind circus cabaret Rouge, Rebel and Papillon.

  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Thursday 27 January, 7pm - 8pm
    Friday 28 January, 7pm - 8pm
    Saturday 29 January, 3pm - 4pm
    Saturday 29 January, 7pm - 8pm
    Tuesday 1 February, 7pm - 8pm
    Wednesday 2 February, 7pm - 8pm
    Thursday 3 February, 7pm - 8pm
    Friday 4 February, 7pm - 8pm
    Saturday 5 February, 3pm - 4pm
    Saturday 5 February, 7pm - 8pm

    Full: $35
    Concession: $30
    Group of 6+: $25

    Concession Types & Box Office Policy

    Running Time:
    60 minutes
    Gasworks Theatre
    All ages
    Wheelchair Accessible