In this travesty of a Circus – who is the ultimate ringmaster?

Emboldened by the Me Too movement, Wendy calls out the man who assaulted her youthful self, and the institution that shielded him.

With the constant and tender companionship of Richard – her imaginary friend and alter ego – Wendy navigates the maelstrom that engulfs her when truth telling collides with formal processes.

Radioactive Cockroach’s pervasive humour, rich sound design, tender choreography and integrated animation, bring a timely celebration of self care and faithful friendship.

Content Warning: Sexual violence, haze and strobe lights

Written and directed by Judy Dalziel

Dramaturge: Glynis Angell

Performers: Marg Dobson, Bailey Griffiths, AYA Taur and Jackson Cross

Choreographer, Assistant Director and Swing: AYA Taur

Sound Design and Production: Millie Levakis-Lucas

Lighting Design by Shane Grant

Animation: John Gavin

Original drawings: John Henry, Nona Cameron

Stage Manager and Production: Kat Carrington

Production Support: Ian Dallas

Circus and Acrobatic Consultants: Nina Robertson, Philip Dallas

Design: Judy Dalziel

Publicist: Bronny Lane. Little Train Creative

Original Music: Steve and Rebecca Briggs

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.