Very visual show with not much dialogue

Acrobatic stunts that test mind, body and soul

Access Performances for Deaf and hard of hearing people Thurs 14 Mar 7.30pm & Sun 17 Mar 4.00pm
Tickets $20 each for individual and one companion

NZSL video about the show

Did you see JUNK last Festival? In March 2019 we are excited to bring a very impressive new circus show to New Zealand called Backbone.

Backbone is about human strength, about brains, muscle, teamwork and heart. The acrobats in the show are incredible performers! You have to see it to believe their super human strength. Come and be amazed at their amazing acrobatic stunts, achieved with just the bare strength of the human body, their trust in each other and combined strength.

Backbone does not need NZSL interpreters as it does not have much dialogue. It is a very visual show and has won awards for its beautiful lighting and movement. It’s inspiring to watch and will be enjoyed by ages 8 and above, bring the family!

Some seats in the theatre have a hearing-aid loop. Please let us know if you would like a seat with a hearing aid loop.


“It’s simply a joy to watch.” Limelight 

Recommended age 8+

Book online using the Google booking form HERE

Download the Word booking form HERE

Email the completed form to: [email protected]
For assistance text 0210 593 913 or email [email protected]

Creative Team

Acrobats Martin Schreiber, Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Lewie West, Lewis Rankin, Joanne Curry, Mieke Lizotte, Lachlan Harper and Jackson Manson
Musician/Composers Elliot Zoerner and Shenton Gregory
Director Darcy Grant
Stage & Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Producer Craig Harrison
Creative Associate Triton Tunis-Mitchell

Images: Carnival Cinema

Supported by

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has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

★★★★★ The excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre

Sydney Morning Herald