A new work from Australia’s leading physical theatre company tells the story of an Australian family – three Aboriginal kids from a small town – and how two choose to survive when one is lost.
When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he becomes obsessed with early 20th century circus star The Great Peters – AKA ‘Man With The Iron Neck’ – whose most famous trick saw him jump off bridges with a rope tied around his neck, and live. The Great Peters embodied both life and death, but in the end what he promises is impossible.
Based on elements of Co-director Josh Bond’s own story, this daring and delicate show brings together Co-director Gavin Robins, writer/actor Ursula Yovich and some of Australia’s best artists to weave together text, aerial performance, and ambitious video design.
Man With The Iron Neck is a story about embracing life, told with humour, poignancy and death-defying stunts.
Directly after the show on Friday 28 September, join the cast and creatives for a post-show Q&A as part of Brisbane Times Festival Conversations.
Saturday 29 September show will be an Auslan interpreted performance.
When considering your ticket purchases, please be aware Man With The Iron Neck has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting. Front-of-House staff will be on hand to assist audience members during the performance. Support information is available on the Brisbane Festival website.