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Solo show of circus and mime, from the quizzical Mr Jeff


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Unleash your imagination with The Quizzical Mr Jeff, an entrancing solo show by one of New Zealand’s most talented cirque creators.

Mr Jeff, born in Palmerston North, learned his art in a big top circus in New Zealand. He has gone on to travel the world, from Glastonbury Big Top (UK), Linz Pflasterspektakel (Austria) to BizBash (Los Angeles). Based in Australia since lasts summer, Mr Jeff has made a name for himself as one of Melbourne’s most talented new cirque creators and will now be touring his solo show in New Zealand.

With his playfully perplexing fusion of circus and mime, our debonair object manipulator takes the audience on a mischievous and memorable journey of the mind. Dazzling the senses with colour, sound and optical illusion, Mr Jeff explores endearing new forms of circus while pushing at the boundaries of imagination.

Featuring floating crystal balls, minihoops, a sixfoot balloon, a flying jacket and a whole lot of hats, this whimsical shebang is a show for any age and all states of mind. Prepare to be delighted, amused and utterly bamboozled as Mr Jeff’s highly visual brand of storytelling and play unfolds.

“The show that I have created came out of a longstanding dream to have my own personal piece of work that would be at an international standard of circus arts. I have traveled the world for 5 years touring duo shows, watching and working with amazing artists and collecting spectacular ideas to dazzle my audience. I am really excited to bring this show home!”

“Wellington is where my circus dreams really began. With the Wellington Circus Trust and the Fire Dancers Group. I was always surrounded by lovely people working hard; training and striving to create great entertainment. My artistic spirit was crafted here.”

Date : 12-14 October
Venue : The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, 100 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Doors open : 7.30pm / Show time at 8pm
Ticketing info : https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-quizzical-mr-jeff-wellington/wellington
Early Birds $15 + $1 fee / Regular $25 + $3 fee / On the door $25 – $30