Party Ghost is a ghouslish journey of the post-mortem mystery through a comedic pop-cultural lens. A cacophony of dismembered limbs & ghosts that range from the ludicrous to the downright disturbing, this show is next level messed up & twice as amusing.
Featuring macabre circus darlings Jarred Dewey (Circa, YUMMY) & Olivia Porter (Circus Oz, La Soireè) directed by Nicci Wilks (Sh*t, The Long Pigs), the show centres around a twisted narrative of perpetual birthday purgatory & ghostly identity crises. As sidesplittingly hilarious & downright weird as it is physically astonishing, this show sees two of Australia’s most sought-after company acrobats behind the wheel of their own show. Fans of high-level circus & dark comedy will find Party Ghost refreshing, jaw-dropping & hauntingly hilarious.
Presented by: Double Take
'Double Take' is a Melbourne based indie circus and performance company comprising of Olivia Porter and Jarred Dewey alongside director Nicci Wilks. Our work focuses on the good taste of bad taste - with a strong aesthetic flavour drawing from queerness, feminism and pop-culture. The premise of our work is to create a space where the serious, the stupid, the beautiful and the grotesque intersect and redefine contemporary circus.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
If Edward Scissorhands were a circus show, it would be Party Ghost. An outstanding production from a boldly original new circus company - Richard Watts, ArtsHub
Party Ghost is so far left that you’ll be thoroughly gob-smacked at how ooky, kooky and spooky it is - Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Out In Perth
You will flinch, laugh, and gasp in turn. Not for the faint of heart or for those who seeking luke-warm, forgettable performances. - Nicola Woolford, Glam Adelaide
Party Ghost was such a charismatic delight that I simply cannot remove the grin from my face. - Daisy Sumerford, Upside Adelaide