‘The Borogoves’ was a large scale, site specific work-in-progress produced by the Spaghetti Circus for the 2015 Mullumbimby Circus Festival. The show featured over 40 Spaghetti Circus emerging and professional artists in collaboration with a host of regional professional artists, designers and makers.

Based on the Lewis Carroll nonsense poem, ‘The Jabberwocky’, our show re-imagined the first two verses of the poem as series of interactions between three very different tribes who inhabit the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.

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‘The Borogroves’ was supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW Regional Theatre projects funding.

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‘Twas brillig and the Slithey Toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe’.

Tal, Naira and Gus as Slithey Toves, supported by Li Pawson, Sharni Graham & Leonie Mills.

Photography – Darcy Grant

Lighting – Rich Morrod

Set design – Joey Ruigrok

Costumes – Llama Strangedreams

Hair & make-up – Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

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‘All mimsy were the Borogoves’.

Honey Leigh, Sharni Graham & Shamani Blaser.

Photography – Darcy Grant

Lighting – Rich Morrod

Set design – Joey Ruigrok

Costumes – Llama Strangedreams

Hair & make-up – Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

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‘And the Mome Raths outgrabe’

Nyah Dyall-Nogare & Hannah Richards.

Photography – Darcy Grant

Lighting – Rich Morrod

Set design – Joey Ruigrok

Costumes – Llama Strangedreams

Hair & make-up – Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

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‘Beware the Jabberwock my son, the jaws that bite, the claws that catch’

Photography – Darcy Grant

Lighting – Rich Morrod

Set design – Joey Ruigrok

Costumes – Llama Strangedreams

Hair & make-up – Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

 

Spaghetti-5‘Beware the Jub Jub bird.’

Luella Fitzgerald, Anais Stewart-Long & Rosalani Mordaunt.

Photography – Darcy Grant

Lighting – Rich Morrod

Set design – Joey Ruigrok

Costumes – Leonie Mills

Hair & make-up – Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

 

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‘And shun the frumious Bandersnatch’.

Kye Schultejohann as the Bandersnatch.

Photography –            Darcy Grant

Lighting –                   Rich Morrod

Set design –                Joey Ruigrok

Costume elements – Studio Kite

Styling –                       Llama Strangedreams

Hair & make-up –      Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters, Liesel Fitzgerald, Yeni Lovell

 

 

 

CAST, CREATIVES & CREW

‘Slithey Toves’:  Nelle Lovatt, Jade Kerry, Mela Gordon, Mirabai Fletcher Bell, Lilyanna Massey, Brahminy Porter, Sienna Kahn, Zoe Morrison, Ellen Bartlett, Izobel Penfold, Rhiannon Durkin, Aviva Moon, Alita Rossmanith-Jones, Niara Kraus, Avalon Swann, Alaria Morrod, Lachie Belleville, Tal Shemesh, Otto McCormack, Charlie Gill, Gus Anderson, Ariel Haslam, Gilbert Lovett

Maintenance Guy & ‘Bandersnatch’:  Kye Schultenjohann

‘Dad’:                                                         Li Pawson

Motorcycle Stunts:                                 Julian Stubbs and Gilbert Lovatt

‘Borogroves’:                                            Jade Donald, Aleshanee Kelso, Sharni Graham, Shamani Blaser,

Anais Stewart- Long, Luella Fitzgerald, Rosa Mordaunt, Mila

Schneider, Honey Leigh, Julian Stubbs

‘Mome Raths’:                                         Hannah Richards, Galen Bliss, Nyah Dalle-Nogare, AJ, Mytharia

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Senior Spaghetti Circus Artists:         Yos Worth, Misha Reale, Leonie Mills, Li Pawson, Petrina

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Director:                                                  Simone O’Brien

Choreographers:                                    Petrina Hutchinson, Yos Worth, Li Pawson, Misha Reale

Stilt Choreographers:                           David Clarkson (Stalker Theatre), Chloe de Buyl

Designer:                                                 Joey Ruigrok van der Werven

Costumes:                                                Llama Kendall for Llama StrangeDreams (Stilts), Leonie Mills

Dressers:                                                  Yeni Lovell, Liesel Fitzgerald

Crafternooners:                                      Denya Cochram, Kylie Duncan, Lainie Anderson, Liesel

Fitzgerald, Leonie Mills, Sue Hird, Niyati Hutchins, Yeni  Lovell,

Kate Legett, Kate Dennis

Make up:                                                  Dinah Fear, Mandy Peters

Composer:                                               Jaiia Cerff (Spaghetti emerging artist)

Sound & effects:                                     Jaiia Cerff and Leon Bartlett

Rap and saxophone:                              Li Pawson

Lighting design:                                      Rich Morrod

Lighting operators:                                James Bartlett (Spaghetti emerging artist) and Greg Bork

Production Manager:                            Bethwynn ‘Harry’ Hackett

Stage Management:                               Harry, Leonie, Petrina, Yos, Misha, Kye

Riggers:                                                    Chad Albinger, Peta Sanders, Jon Blake, Ryan Taplin,  Margot

Storm, Leonie  Mills, Rich Morrod

Landscaping & skullduggery:              Sue Hird

Video & photography:                          Carnival Cinema – Hamish and John McCormack

Voice over artist:                                   Denise McCormack

 

Huge, huge, huge thanks go to the many artists, partners, Spaghetti staff, parents and community members who donated their time, resources, love and passion to help make this work possible:

Leonie Mills and the entire Spaghetti Circus family

Mullumbimby Circus Festival

Mullumbimby Showgrounds Trust

Jon Blake and Spidermonkey Constructions

Rich Morrod, Harry Hackett, Chad and Pete

Stalker Theatre and David Clarkson

Joey Ruigrok van der Werven

Z I V E – for the sound system

Roundabout Theatre

Llama Kendall

Chloe de Buyl

Casus Circus

Studio Kite