The Thesis

A physical comedy and voyeuristic glimpse into the life of an eccentric polymath.

Directed by Fraser Hooper
Dramaturgy by Mike Finch
in collaboration with Underground Media

A one-woman physical comedy by Circus Artist Ciara Thorburn, The Thesis offers audiences a wonderfully voyeuristic glimpse into the private life of an eccentric polymath.

Driven by silent comedy and theatrical circus, this ambitious Australian premiere season of The Thesis is a peculiar and precise reflection of the creative process. An academic is engrossed in their hallowed thesis – they navigate writers block, distraction, procrastination, perfectionism, and progress.

Embracing the mundane and making it remarkable, The Thesis is a subtle yet intelligent exploration of the human condition; both inspiring… and incredibly frustrating.

Ciara Thorburn is a progressive and creative mid-career Melbourne-based circus artist. A graduate of Australia’s National Institute of Circus Arts, she has also trained under theatre master Philippe Gaulier and toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Japan. Her various show credits include Circus Rio, Debauched Wonderland Spiegeltent, Awaji Art Circus in Japan, Edinburgh Fringe’s Late Night Lip Service and Cheeky Cabaret at the Brunswick Picture House. The Thesis will be her debut self-devised show.

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Ticket Prices
  • Adult: $29.00
  • Concession/Unwaged: $25.00
  • Groups of 8 plus: $20.00

Concessions are available for seniors, pensioners, Unwaged & A.R.T Charity Members.

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A.R.T Charity refers to ‘Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc’ a registered Charity supporting local Art Performances.