The Iron Maiden

The Iron Maiden

November 26, 2021 4:00 pm

Image Credit: Bridget Brand

One strong woman's strong one woman show!

Most people have heard of the traditional circus "Strong Man" but have no idea what it's like to be a modern circus strong man, or a circus strong woman for that matter. As society moves away from archaic traditions, so does the circus. So who is the modern strong woman? And what happens when we take her out of the circus and put her on her own?

Going it alone is never an easy feat. A fact circus performer/strong woman Hannah Cryle learns as she embarks on a neon technicolour journey of circus, lip-synching, head banging and several costume changes…alone. The Iron Maiden is a funny and heart-warming show that sees Hannah exploring the notion of what it takes to be strong and brave, especially for a woman. She’ll awe and delight you with her feats of strength, aerial chains, skipping, hula-hoops and band miming (who needs multiple people for a full band anyway?) and leave you chuckling with her quick-witted stage banter.
At the heart of this powerful show is a distinct message of empowerment. Going it alone can be tough, but Hannah shows us that we make more ground and demand more respect as an ensemble. Receiving rave reviews at both the Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and a nomination for ‘Best Circus’ in its debut season, this thought provoking and highly entertaining show is not to be missed.

"Hannah Cryle tells us she is “a bit strong, a bit brave” and inspires us to be too. I say she is a lot strong and a lot brave and has a special gift to share.” Theatre Press

Suitable for children of all ages and their families. Bookings Essential!


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