As time ticks on, resources are getting thin. Two clowns decide to take it upon themselves to catch dinner. With more enthusiasm than skill, they embark on a vertical shopping trip into the deep blue sea. Armed with more fishing gear than you can shake a stick at, they navigate their way through the highs and tropical lows of extreme fishing in the Territory. No one likes a clown when they’re hangry! They’re both keen and mean and no matter what, they’re gonna catch that fish! Jump aboard and join in the mayhem with the Ship of Fools.
Ship of Fools is a new work from Solid State Circus featuring Hemlock Mejarne- an acrobat who can’t bounce, and Nikki Jeffries- an aerialist who can’t fly.
About the collective
Nikki Jeffries had been in the circus world for 32 years as aerialist and rigger. Originally hailing from the UK, she has lived and worked in the Territory for 11 years, teaching circus with Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. Hemlock Mejarne is freshly back home in Darwin from the National Folk Festival and the Canberra Circus Festival. Hemlock is Artistic Director of Solid State Circus has been performing acrobatic feats across Australia and internationally for over 30 years.
Travers St Theatre
Ticket price $20.00 - $25.00
RestrictionsContains loud noises such as bombs/gunshots Contains smoke and haze Contains strong language Contains themes of death and grief References blood or gore References mental illness, suicide or self harm References sexism, homophobia or jokes about gender References to animal cruelty, bestiality or animal death References violence or domestic violence This show is suitable for teenagers
• No alcohol permitted
• Wheelchair accessible
• Accessible by public transport
• Seating options are available in all spaces.
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance