Ordinary moments made extraordinary.

Fold: A Domestic Circus

A NORPA production

Fri 28 and Sat 29 June 2019


$20–49 + booking fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall


Fold is a show that explores how relationships, grow more complex over time. It’s relatable settings, everyday objects and common rituals transposed in to highly-skilled physical theatre.

Everyday scenes are made memorable and familiar gestures are transformed in to acrobatics.

Clothes being folded as bodies and arms interweave in a complex sequence resulting in neatly stacked piles of washing. A cup of tea is acrobatically interrogated, shared and spilled. Mopping the floor moves from domestic chore to intricate dance. A fitted bed-sheet enfolds the acrobats and transforms the scene, moving the audience from playful bedroom, to bedside care to a funeral home.

Through this couple we experience life and death. Romance and loss. While the scenes reflect a lifetime, do these moments belong to now? Are they projections of what a lifetime together could look like?

In Fold ordinary moments are made extraordinary.

Supported by Gravity & Other Myths, Fabrik Potsdam and Circus OZ.


Director  Darcy Grant
Performers/Devisors  Mieke Lizotte and Lewie West
Dramaturg  Julian Louis
Original score composed and performed by  Elliot Zoerner and Shenzo Gregorio.

We’ve also received artistic help from Wolfgang Hoffman, Anke Politz and Emma McGovern.


“This is unmissable contemporary circus. Locally made by NORPA with Darcy, Mieke and Lewie. Proud to premiere this work before it heads to Europe!” – Julian Louis, NORPA Artistic Director


Single Tickets
Adult  $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $44
Under 25  $25

Adult  $40
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $35
Under 25  $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).

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Duration is 65 minutes (no interval).


The NORPA Diner will be open from 6pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

The licensed NORPA Bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.