summer play factor - spf

Summer Play Factor - SPF is a buoyant, fun-filled circus show for families that combines a live DJ, amazing circus skills, dance and infectious energy.

The show is a series of interconnected chapters that explore notions of Australian identity through summer tropes – surfboard acrobatics, ice-cream juggle routines, beach cricket and inflatables together to create a colourful summer smoothie of circus fun.


Stage Manager


Directors: Neridah Waters, Helen Cassidy and Amy Stuart

Head Trainer/Creator: Amy Stuart

Dramaturg: Robert Kronk

Creators/performers: Flipside Circus Performance Troupe

Sound Designer: Mike Wilmett

Costume Designer: Amanda Fairbanks

Producer: Gabi Gallardo

Stage Manager: Kelsey Booth

Images: Geoff Lawrence at Creative Futures Photography


Premiere season at HOTA's SCOOP! Festival, January 2021

Presented at Brisbane Festival, 2021



Wheelchair accessible


“A delightful, entertaining, and highly-flexible show.”

- Catherine Lawrence for Creative Futures

“Funny, quirky, energised and nonstop action.”

- Audience member