2019 The Crimson Firefly Circus

by Sandra Shotlander
directed by Lis Shelley

A performance by the StageFlight Youth Ensemble


Pambula Town Hall

Preview Fri 20 September 2019
Sat 21 September matinee & evening
Sun 22 September matinee
Fri 27 September evening
Sat 28 September matinee & evening

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2-4pm Saturdays during term at Pambula Town Hall

27 July plus intensive rehearsals for main characters during July holidays mornings of 8 and 10 July
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August
7 September
Dress/Tech Rehearsal Sat 14 September and Fri 20 September


Dorrie – Skylar Roberts
Penelope Pertwee – Amelia Miller
Mrs McKnee – Annabel Walsh
Jack Bertolucci – TBA
Chaos the Head Clown – Zoe Spencer-Schnabel
Zena the Fortune Teller – Georgia Raczkowski
Alphonso the Horse Trainer – Dixie Dunstan
Fingers the Street Kid – Quinn Lyons-Guthrie
Marika the highwiore walker – Sienna Spencer-Schnabel
Christos De Rivera Y Ladrone – Lochinvar Goodwin
Dark Stranger – Zoe Spencer-Schnabel
Tiny – Maitreya van de Scheur
Smart – Lani Ruth
Rat – Elise Brodie
Franco the bodyguard – Tate Lyons-Guthrie
Messenger – Lani Ruth
Stranger 2 – Macey Woodhouse
Stranger 3 – Tate Lyons-Guthrie
Young Zena – Dixie Dunstan
Young Ladrone – Lochinvar Goodwin
Chorus – Macey Woodhouse, Maitreya van de Scheur, Elise Brodie, Tate Lyons-Guthrie

This play is being performed by kind permission of Australian Plays australianplays.org


Director – Lis Shelley
Tutor – Peta Burchell
Circus Skills Tutor – TBA
Costumes – Bus Stop Costumes


What is the secret of the The Crimson Firefly? A fast-moving full length mystery!
Jack Bertolucci’s circus loses its big top tent in a big storm in a small town in Australia. Zena, a fortune teller, arrives with a bag of cash to save the circus. Penelope Pertwee, whose mother Dorrie lies ill in hospital, is sent by her local newspaper editor Mrs McKnee to the circus to take photos and find out the story behind the mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, street kid Fingers is trying to make good in the circus, until former ‘friends’ Smart and Rat catch up. Other circus performers are Marika the tightrope walker, Alphonso the horse trainer, Tiny the acrobat and Chaos the head clown. Zena’s former husband, Ladrone, an aging racing car driver and casino owner, sends a Dark Stranger from Bogota in Colombia South America to Australia to track down his child and heir. Who is the real Crimson Firefly? There is a kidnapping, but our heroes escape with the help of circus skills.
There is music, humour, pathos, tumbling, juggling and tight-rope walking…

The play runs for approx 90 minutes and there will be an interval with refreshments between Act 1 and Act 2.
The play is suitable for children.