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Notorious Strumpet and Dangerous Girl

Presented by Love is the Drug & NCM in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Julia Mullins was a thief, a prostitute and a drunk. Jess Love is a carnie (The Candy Butchers, La Soiree, Circa), a queer and likes a drink.
Get taken in by the self-supporting arms of this astounding Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where twisted storytelling and spectacular circus skills are shaken and stirred, with one part dark comedy, one part serenity and three parts hostility, hilarity and honesty.

This award winning solo work by Jess Love is a strikingly truthful tale of one woman’s voyage to connect with her convict past.

WINNER Overall Best Circus & Physical Theatre- Adelaide Fringe 2017
WINNER Original New Circus Award- Melbourne Fringe 2016


Part of Wonderland Festival 2018. 


Jess Love's autobiographical one woman show fuses circus and theatre with boldness, charm and dark hilarity… Savagely funny, fearless and genuinely uplifting show.

The Age ★★★★★

Jess fearlessly bares her soul and her body to take us into the uncontrollable frenzy of addiction and her drunk, death-defying trapeze is brilliant.

Out In Perth ★★★★ ½

Savagely funny, fearless and genuinely uplifting show.


More Info

Jess Love –Performer
Stage Manager -TBC

Jess Love
Writer & Performer
Australian born Jess Love is a founding member of the multi award winning circus company The Candy Butchers. In 2004 she was given an honourable mention at the Melbourne Fringe Awards for Best Female Performer for her work in their debut show A Circus Sweetmeat. In 2013 Jess had the privilege of being in the London line up of the La Soiree season, which was awarded an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Jess has toured internationally with La Clique, Circus Oz, Circa! and The Burlesque Hour to name few. Her first solo show 'And The Little One said...' premiered at the Melbourne Fringe in 2009, winning the 'Circus Oz Award' & runner up for 'Best Circus Show'. In 2010 it was nominated for 'Best Circus Show' at the Adelaide Fringe. Jess was awarded a London Cabaret award for 'Best Circus Act' in 2014. She is based in London & is currently touring her new solo circus theatre show 'Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl' which debuted in the Melbourne Fringe 2016 winning 'Original New Circus'.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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