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Occurs on Saturday November 4 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Adult $35 30 and Under $31.50

Intergenerational circus with lots to say: the personal is political, fury is fun and the acrobatics downright dangerous - especially when life gets in the way. Casting off stereotypes, these dynamic Australian women tumble, talk, fly, and balance precariously. A disarming, hilarious show about living on the edge and talking about it; and how it’s easier done than said. Circus that makes you laugh and cry simultaneously! Relaxed, personal and fantastically inappropriate.

“Casting Off is a joy: these three wonderful women have knitted together a truly extraordinary piece of feisty feminist circus that is fabulously funny to boot!” - Total Theatre.

A Good Catch circus group makes arthouse circus as they experiment with circus structures with a feminist tone and a proactive attitude. Their show Casting Off has toured the festival circuit and has won three fringe awards including The BankSA Best Circus & Physical Theatre Award in Adelaide 2019, The Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Best Circus at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and Best Circus at Melbourne Fringe 2018.

★★★★★ “...the least showy and most breathtaking” - The 7:30 Review

★★★★★ “A Unique piece of artistic work” - Sam About Town

★★★★ “…a multi-faceted gem of a spectacle” - Edinburgh Festivals magazine

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Show length: 60 min.

With Opening Act: Acromada

Acromada is a multi-modality circus performance troupe based in the Kootenays that blends dance, partner acrobatics and aerial arts to create stories of the human experience. Our members have diverse skill sets that allow us to blend a unique variety of movement into our creations.

Names: Alyssa Fish Wheatley Ky Shynkar Samuel Lyster Siovhan Williamson Vivian Hughan

Opening Act length: 15 min.

This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Prestige Lakeside Resorts, The Bridge FM, Yum Son Night Owl Hospitality, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Star and Hall Printing and our funders the BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Nelson and the Province of British Columbia.

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