Children Are Stinky
High calibre circus, a rocking soundtrack and genuine belly laughs. With sell out seasons across the world - not to be missed!
Theatre Shows at 11am and 1pm
23 September 2023
Fresh from a smash hit, Award winning, 5 star,SELL OUT season at the Edinburgh Fringe, Children are Stinky is a show to be seen!
Innovative stagecraft combined with mischievous fun have wowed reviewers and audiences alike with their focus on high skilled acrobatics and entertaining circus mix with a fun accessible narrative.
Children are Stinky challenges children to step on stage and prove themselves worthy, smart, coordinated, and imaginative against these ridiculous circus performers resulting in wonderful interaction and an audience of proud kids and parents.
Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This is an enjoyable show for all ages that encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves.
Winner Best Children’s Show, Fringe World 2018.
Suitable for ages 3-12.
Waverley Council presents a Circus Trick Tease production.
About Circus Trick Tease
Circus Trick Tease debuted in 2008 at the Melbourne Fringe winning the ACAPT and People’s Choice Awards. Growing from strength to strength with 6 vastly different shows and 12 awards under their belts. With success in shows for grown-ups and children, Circus Trick Tease prides itself on high-calibre acrobatics which is overflowing with satire, wit, and comedy. They create shows with incredible multi-talented artists who make audiences gasp in wonder and belly laugh in equal measure. The independent company is well-known for ‘Children are Stinky’. ‘Brass Monkeys’, Can’t Face’ and most recently ‘Werk It’. Their shows sell out worldwide with tours in Ireland, the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, Fiji, and China. They have performed in every corner of Australia. Career highlights include London National Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the grand opening of the Hamer Hall, sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, high-end corporate shows at ACMI, Arts Centre, Enmore Theatre, and the Forum Theatre. They have also shared a stage with the Wiggles and performed for Mick Jagger.
Performer Sam Aldham is a Melbourne based circus artist. He has been honing his skills in circus, acting and stunts since a young age. Originally interested in stunts and acting Sam found the flying trapeze in 2004 and was hooked immediately combining all the things he loved - performing, stunts and adrenalin. He toured the world as a Flying Trapeze artist before attending circus school to increase his repertoire. He then toured Australia and Internationally with Circus Oz, One Fell Swoop Circus, Dislocate and most recently The Little Red Trapeze Company.
Specialising in Flying Trapeze, Corde Lisse and Acrobatics Sam is passionate about bringing the joy of circus to his audiences and hopes to inspire, entertain, amaze and bring laughter.
Performer Josie Wardrope is a Melbourne based circus performer. Josie has spent several years refining her skills in Flying Trapeze, Swinging Trapeze and Acrobatics. She has toured both nationally and internationally for a variety of companies including Circolombia, Circus Oz, The Little Red Trapeze Company and most recently, CircusTrick Tease. Josie is excited about creating site specific work, exploring new places and being outdoors and in the air. She is quick togrin, crafty upside-down and loves sharing the joy of circus with the world.
Producer and Director, Malia Walsh is a founding member of Circus Trick Tease and a driving force in producing and directing the company's works over the years including the self-titled Circus Trick Tease, ‘Straya, Can’t Face, Children are Stinky, Brass Monkeys and Werk It. Her specialities are fire manipulation, hula hoop and adagio. She is known for an unusual take on circus tricks focusing primarily on comedy.
Other career highlights include performing in the award-winning Men of Steal and Hard Rubbish (Malthouse), projected as a 10-meter-high woman for the Sydney Festival, collaborating with Frank Woodley and directed the 5-star sensation Neon for Circus Oz for their Adelaide Season.