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The Wet

You don’t know Far North Queensland if you haven’t experienced THE WET.

From the moment the green ant’s journey to higher ground till the final breaking of the storm, THE WET connects you to place and immerses you in the hot damp.

Circa Cairns is a new First Nations led circus ensemble creating exciting circus shows from the heart of Cairns. THE WET has been created on country across Far North Queensland in response to the landscape and endless yarns with community.

Drawing on these ancient stories of the wet tropics, this dynamic acrobatic show thrills while connecting everyone to country.

Conceived by Harley Mann (Wakka Wakka) and embodied by the Circa Cairns ensemble, THE WET is powerfully enduring circus, dripping with culture.


World Premiere: Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns, Australia – February 2023
Performers 5
Duration 60 minutes


Created by Harley Mann and the Circa Cairns Ensemble

Director Harley Mann
Creative Producer 
Rebecca Youdell

Circa Cairns is a Circa initiative supported by the Queensland Government and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Circa Cairns is supported in 2022 by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) fund – an Australian Government initiative.


★★★★1/2 “A beautifully paced story ebbing and flowing between moments of frenetic action and serene calm” – Arts Hub

“Seemingly effortless balance work” – Arts Hub

“Surpassing previous shows and performance levels with tricks of mounting difficulty” – Arts Hub

Tour Dates

Past Dates

Date City Venue
10th - 11th February 2023 Cairns, Queensland Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.