Party Ghost

Producer: Cluster Arts
Writer: NA
Directed By: Nicci Wilks

Cirque, theatre, death, and drag come together in this exquisite macabre production.

Synopsis

Witness the award-winning ghoulish journey that is Party Ghost! This tongue-in-cheek Death Day celebration is next level messed up & twice as amusing, brought to you by the powerhouse creative team Olivia Porter and Jarred Dewey and directed by Nicci  Wilks.

Cirque, theatre, death, and drag come together in this exquisite macabre production. Expect to see a wild mix of dismembered limbs, ghosts, and all sorts of outrageous and disturbing shenanigans. Fans of high-level circus & dark comedy will find Party Ghost refreshing, jaw-dropping & hauntingly hilarious. It’s not for the faint of heart – so come prepared for a little bit of boo and a whole lot of bang for your buck!

Short Reviews

Beyond the clowning, inventive choreography and relentless display of skill though, Party Ghost is pure silliness and gothic bedlam – perfect for any and all purveyors of the spooky
Fest Magazine
Aerial, acrobatics, balancing and even a little bit of off-kilter juggling keep the show rooted in circus land, but really this is an absurdist comedy that never loses pace.
The Scotsman
every tool in the stage repertoire deployed for dark laughs. We get song, dance, drag, prop comedy, quick-change costume tricks, acrobatics, illusions, even aerial trapeze…. Who could say “boo” to that?
The Telegraph

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 6 hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

The performance is reasonably flexible in terms of its lighting requirements, but the

following elements are non-negotiable:

• Evenly focused front light

• Evenly focused Back and/or Sidelight with the ability to change colours (LEDs)

• 1 x DMX Martin Atomic 3000 Strobe (or equivalent)

• 2 x LED UV Cob Ultra Par or 2 x Chauvet Slimbank-18 UV fixtures (or

equivalent)

Audio

The show is programmed into a QLAB file which will be handed over to the technician

either via Dropbox or USB. We can also provide a computer if necessary.

Staging

Hard, flat flooring. No Tarkett or marley flooring.

The show can be performed in a spiegeltent setting with a thrust stage or a black box/proscenium configuration with a crossover required at the rear of the stage. The floor must be hard and level. Access from the stage into the audience/auditorium is required. If possible, a black curtain with a centre split at the rear of the stage would be ideal.

Transport Notes

Will fit into a Van, can travel by air

Audience & Marketing Notes

This work will attract circus enthusiasts (dynamic acrobatics and colourful spectacle), fans of dark comedy (unconventional humour and satirical elements), and those who appreciate clowning (skilled physical comedy and expressive nature). It also serves as an ideal choice for a unique and memorable date night experience.

Selling Points

  • Best Circus & Physical Theatre - Adelaide Fringe 2023.
  • Sold Out season in Edinburgh.
  • Performed by 2 of Australia's leading circus & physical theatre artists.

Details

Audience

Venue Format

Pros Arch, Black box

Duration

55 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/04/2025

31/12/2025

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $3200

Weekly Sell Off: $18000

Per Performance: $5400

Royalties: 2%

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