s.o.l.o – Situations of Ones Life’s Obsessions

Producer: On Stage Events
Writer: Simon James
Directed By: Simon-James

s.o.l.o depicts a life in a multi-disciplinary show; circus, multimedia, theatre and spoken word


s.o.l.o depicts a life.

The moments that we all collectively share. The emotions that we have all felt, instances that have changed our path and opportunities won or lost that have created the person we are today. But every decision, every failure, every accomplishment in every minute, even if surrounded by an abundance of people, were experienced; solo.

s.o.l.o is a multidisciplinary circus show that incorporates multimedia, circus technique, theatre and spoken word to create an experience for the audience.

It toys with identity, struggles, loss, endurance and most of all hope. Hope to make better choices, hope to do better, to achieve more; hope to be a better self. Circus gives way to theatre, theatre to circus as they are enhanced by the multimedia. The technique is world class but the story is not compromised; the audience leaves the performance experiencing world class acts, feeling a roller-coaster of emotions and (possibly) learning something within themselves.

Short Reviews

Breathtaking and intense performance, in which the audience is confronted with the playfulness and innocence of the character as well as the pain, struggle and unrelenting willpower of a young man who finds his way in a turbulent life.
Philippe De Wulf, Head of VO Citizen
…What an endurance and mastery to give the best of oneself for an hour, in a succession of catchy emotions and acrobatic disciplines...
Clémence Corthouts, Futurn Project Developer
It is a stunning performance that will not leave you indifferent.


Technical Information

Touring Party: 3
Bump-in Time: (min) 5 hours (1 hour set up, 2 hour lighting/video technical, 1 hour technical rehearsal, 1 hour break/warm up) hrs
Bump-out Time: (max) 2 hours hrs
Interval: No


  • Lighting is operated on Chamsys MagicDMX from the FOH with a laptop (provided by performer/technician) via DMX cable.
  • for placement please refer to Lighting / Stage plan.
  • 11 x Par64 cp62.
  • 4 x Profiel.
  • 18 x PC with barndoors.


  • Video and Sound are operated on QLab from the FOH with a laptop (provided by performer/technician) via HDMI and (laptop) audio Jack port.
  • Sound provided by the venue/presenter:


  • Professional quality stereo sound system (with full range speakers and separate sub-bass speakers) with enough power for the venue in question.
  • All necessary fills and clusters (with adjustable delay and EQ) for good coverage for the audience area.
  • The system must be free of hums and noises and in good working condition at load-in time.


  • Mixing desk with 8 channels minimum. Only two channels (STEREO) used for the sound. Channels ideally free of compressors/EQ and starting from gain at unity.
  • Enough space for two laptops, etc. next to the mixing desk


  • Performer needs to hear the sound fed to the Main PA from FOH. If the stage or the nature of the venue requires, side fills on both sides of the stage are preferred. Signal routed to the monitors is the same as the signal for the PA.
  • 1 x Microphone


  • Stage Width: 10m (9m minimum)
  • Stage Depth: 7m (6m minimum)
  • Stage Height: 5m (4m minimum)
  • Back Drop and wing legs: Black cloth (or similar)
  • Wings: 1m minimum
  • Warm up: 1 hour minimum (on stage) is required before doors open
  • 1 x Hazer for the performance
  • 4 x Anchor points Tightwire: (for placement please refer to Lighting / Stage plan)
  • Requested holding force of the anchor points: 2t WLL
  • 2 x Aerial Anchor points Aerial sling/ Aerial Pole points: (for placement please refer to Lighting / Stage plan)
  • Requested WLL of the anchor is 500kg.

Crew Notes

Bump IN

  • A technician to assist with lighting focus and setting aerial equipment
  • Lighting and sound to be pre-rigged prior to company arrival

Bump Out

  • 1 venue staff to assist

Transport Notes

  • 1 x 1t transit van (3 seat minimum) for show equipment and crew (to be provided by producer)

Audience & Marketing Notes

Circus lovers (s.o.l.o has a range of circus from floor acrobatics, balance apparatuses and aerials)
Queer / members of the LGBTQIA+ community
The show is great for all audiences 10+ (especially young adults as they find themselves/discovering the world)
Lovers of high level circus skills and great multimedia
Lovers of theatre and spoken word
Lovers of biographical stories / experiences (witnessing an array of emotions on stage)

Selling Points

  • A strong message of perseverance after failure, of self-discovery, self-expression and self-belief.
  • A multi-skilled performer offering four world-class circus acts and theatricals in a solo performance
  • A minimalistic setting showcasing the circus/theatre, that takes place behind a scrim. Projections and performance are combined throughout the show
  • An internationally acclaimed performer with over 10 years of experience - An Australian international success story

Content Warning

Semi-Nudity (performer wears short-shorts), Queer content (performer wears heels and a skirt)




Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box


55 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $10000

Weekly Sell Off: $17000

Per Performance: $7000

Royalties: 10%
Apra Obligations: We have some music that requires APRA obligations

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