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When One Door Closes




Contemporary Circus

“Take your children and your grandchildren, persuade every twenty-something you know to go along, for this is dance in all its rawness and astonishment which makes you realise the sheer wonder of the human body.” — Daily Review, Australia

Returning to Theatre Junction for the third time, Circa presents a new production When One Door Closes where three turn-of-the-century masterpieces collide with extreme acrobatic theatre.

Welcome to Circa’s candy-coloured world. A theatrical fantasia that sees these three masterpieces of turn-of-the-century drama meet the visceral force of extreme acrobatic theatre.

Sexy and kooky, thought-provoking and joyful, When One Door Closes invites you into a world of unhinged madness. A dreamscape where alternate histories jostle with past traumas. Where powerful women and men renegotiate their roles. Where love and desire dance their eternal, infernal dance. What happens when theatre runs away to the circus?

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell with the Circa Ensemble A Circa and La Boite Theatre Company Co-Production.

Directors: Yaron Lifschitz & Libby McDonnell

Dramaturg: Todd MacDonald

Lighting Designer: Jason Organ

Costume Designer: Libby McDonnell

Performers: Circa Ensemble

Composer: Oonagh Sherrard

International Representation: Paul Tanguay

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

DATE                                          RUN TIME

May 9-13, 2017              Approx. 85 minutes

@ 7pm


Regular – $45
Arts worker & Under 30 – $30
Student – $20

Media Reviews

Audience Reviews

“Loved the show tonight. Amazing talent, beyond words. Glued to our seats.”

– Angie, Audience member Brisbane

“Wonderful show. Heartbreaking and gorgeous.”

– Jo, Audience member Brisbane

“Absolutely brilliant. An extraordinary visceral journey. I loved it. Thank you.”

– John, Audience member Brisbane


Monday to Friday            9am – 5pm
Performance Weekends   Open 2 hours prior to show time

Contact our box office to buy tickets (403) 205-2922 or buy online here


Exchanges are free for Season Passholders. Exchanges may be made for another performance of the same production with a minimum 24-hours notice and based on availability

For regular ticket holders, a minimum of 48-hours notice is required and an exchange fee of $3.75/per ticket will be applied

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.