“À la direction artistique, Zeb Hunter a réussi à créer une atmosphère théâtrale bien rendue où les quatre interprètes usent à merveille de leurs talents pour donner corps au propos.”
– Eric Clement, La Presse
DownPour, inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story White Nights, has toured both nationally and abroad. In 2010 A4 was invited to perform at Montreal’s inaugural Circus Festival where they received great reviews and full houses each night. They have performed at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, Sydney Hoopla Festival, Theatre Works in Melbourne and toured around regional victoria funded by Regional Arts Victoria.

Creative TEam

Director: Zebastian Hunter

Artistic Mentor: Chris Thompson

Artistic Director: Anni Davey

Lighting Designer: Rob Scott

Sound Designer: Carl Polke

Photographer: Karen Donnelley

Cast: Zoe Robbins, Jessica Connell, Nathan Boadle, Thomas Whorrell, Seth Scheuner, Kali Retalick, Jesse Scott, Lachlan Mcaulay, Oliver Smith-Wellnitz 

Show Description

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Love, lost love and everything in between. Downpour is a show with a beating heart. Four extraordinary performers juggle, balance, contort and hula their way through the quicksand of life and love. A4 Circus Ensemble’s DownPour was inspired by the central themes contained in a Fyodor Dostoevsky classic short story White Nights. Dostoevsky’s themes and images have been re-imagined within a physical framework where the performer’s unique set of circus skills are used to consider and emotionalise this story of love, new love and lost love.

Ever been in love?

Ever been in love with the wrong person? Four characters stir from a sleep. A sleep disturbed by sounds of threatening weather. The stage is set and we learn – who loves who and who doesn’t.

Producer info

A4 Circus Ensemble

A4 Circus Ensemble was an emerging  Melbourne based contemporary circus company run by Kali Retallack & Zoe Robbins.  The company commenced in 2009 with their first creative development directed by Zebastian Hunter as part of the Month in the Country residency at HotHouse Theatre.  Following the success of Downpour they created subsequent productions with Director Kate Fryer (Dislocate, Circus OZ)  

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