25 August 2016
The Cube Wodonga and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus have joined forces to ensure local audiences are the first to see exciting new productions from the national youth circus company, before they fly onto Melbourne and the rest of the world.
The first co-presentation is Junk, the eagerly awaited follow up to Circus Under My Bed, a Flying Fruit Fly production which sold out theatres from Albury to Istanbul, including two seasons at the Sydney Opera House.
Junk will take audiences on a journey back in time. Set in 1940's rural Australia, it is inspired by real memories of childhood play in the Wodonga region, before children had access to televisions, computers and expensive toys.
Already scheduled for seasons in Melbourne and Sydney next year, the show will debut to local audiences in Albury-Wodonga, including a site specific arts project with school children in Wodonga's Junction Place.
Flying Fruit Fly Circus Executive Director and Producer, Richard Hull, says "Our company was born out of this community, it's our home of 37 years and we are committed to giving local audiences the opportunity to experience our innovative work with young people, many of them from the region, first. The Cube is an enthusiastic new partner with us and I look forward to delivering many future premieres and projects together."
The Cube Wodonga is supported through Creative Victoria's Regional Partnerships program while The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is funded through the Organisations Investment Program.
Junk premieres at The Cube Wodonga on Friday 16 September.