This fast-moving mystery has enormous scope for actors, circus performers and musicians. Jack Bertolucci's circus loses its big top in a storm which blows apart lives from inland Australia to South America. Penelope Pertwee, sent to the circus to take photographs for the local paper, begins to unravel the mystery of her aunt, the renowned circus performer, The Crimson Firefly. Meanwhile, street kid, Fingers, is making good in the circus, until his former 'friends' catch up with him. Music, humour, pathos, tumbling and tight-rope walking. Magic for kids, teens and adults. Excellent for secondary school students to perform for primary. Variable cast.
- 85 minutes
- 7 female, 10 male
- 12 to 16, 18+
- all ages, children, teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre