KillJoy – Destroy the Fantasy

Nominated for Best Circus, Melbourne Fringe 2017

“Gobsmackingly fantastic!” – The Melbourne Critique

We are the KillJoys your ex-boyfriend warned you about, destroying unrealistic expectations one smile at a time. Enter an explosion of sequins, circus and irreverence, all backed up by an all-star live band. KillJoy dances with truth and fantasy, politics and reality, sexuality and secrets. Come join the Evolution!

A sparkly celebration of women, identity, strength and defiance, KillJoy invites you in to witness the secret stories of survival many women only share with each other.

The creators and cast of KillJoy are Cat Scobie (Scurvy & The Dogs, Caravan of Dooom), Bam Bam (Grrl Fest, Provocateur) and introducing neuroscientist & aerialist Mahla Bird (Sequinox).
Developed with invaluable directorial assistance from Maude Davey.

The stellar live band for KillJoy is made up of Rin McArdle (Adelaide), Jade Stevens (Erin Will Be Mad), and Zak Pidd (Dog Child).



“Three fierce, feminist firebrands. These queer cabaret stars … invite their audience to say “f*ck you” to the patriarchy”. –

“Killjoy-Destroy the Fantasy is as confronting as it is beautiful, as hard to watch as it is hilarious, and ultimately, a joyful celebration of our differences.” – Heather Bloom, Australian Stage

“This feminist circus-cabaret takes on the patriarchy and breaks new ground” – Time Out

“KillJoy – Destroy the Fantasy is a roller coaster ride of magnificence, beauty, pain, despair and triumph… You will leave feeling energised, loved, and a part of the future rather than an outdated past.” – Samsara Dunston, What Did She Think

“The KillJoy show at this year’s Fringe was gobsmackingly fantastic! The KillJoys are aesthetic agitators, constantly confronting with powerful and imaginative self- awareness… a groundbreaking circus show that will leave you craving for more.” – Flora Georgiou, The Melbourne Critique


Dates: March 6 – 18, 2018
Times: 9:40pm
Duration: 80 Minutes
Venue: The Empyrean, Gluttony. Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, 5000, SA

Tickets: Full Price: $18.00 to $28.00 Concession: $22.00
BankSA Customer: $21.75 Group 6+: $20.00 Companion Card: $0.00



By Aexis Desaulniers-Lea