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Friday Night Movie. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017 8:00 PM - Ticket price: Embrace of the Serpent $10.00

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Embrace of the Serpent is an “Apocalypse Now” style adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra and shot solely in black-and-white.The film won the Art Cinema Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. It tells two stories, thirty years apart, both featuring Karamakate, an Amazonian Shaman and the last survivor of his tribe. Karamakate travels with two scientists, (firstly with German Theo von Martius in 1909 and American named Evan in 1940), to look for the rare Yakruna, a sacred healing plant. German Theo is very sick and is travelling by canoe with his field notes and a local named Manduca. Shaman Karamakate prolongs Theo's life, blasting white powder called "the sun's semen" (possibly a hallucinogenic made from Virola) up his nose. Theo must search for Yakruna as the only cure for his disease and the three set off in the canoe to search for it. Many years later an American botanist, Evan paddles up to a much older Karamakate who has apparently forgotten the customs of his own people. Evan says he is hoping to complete Theo's quest and Karamakate offers assistance, quite reluctantly, saying his knowledge is gone and his culture vanished. Evan has a book of Theo's final trek, which his aide sent back to Europe, as he did not survive the jungle. The book includes an image of Karamakate. Evan describes himself as someone who has devoted himself to plants, although his real purpose is actually to secure disease-free rubber trees. This film is a cinematic masterpiece that has been critically acclaimed across the world as powerful, timely and thought provoking and as a metaphorical fable that could apply to many parts of the planet where Indigenous cultures are being lost.



Beetle Juice at The Phoenix Rising Cafe

Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:30 PM


Byron Bay's Beetle Juice play a smooth blend of soul, dub, hip hop & jazz. Reuben Barkley on guitar, vocals & loops; Luke Wigmore on trumpet. Sublime sounds in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Cafe open for delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. Free Entry.


Minus One on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:30 PM



Free Entry. Amazing, soulful, folkie-electro wonderment on offer from Minus One. The Phoenix Rising Cafe is open for delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. In the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Dinner Under the Stars with Tom Dibb and Band

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 6:30 PM



The Phoenix Rising Stage. Entry by Donation.

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to present another night of excellent music as part of our Dinner Under the Stars series. Tom Dibb is a Uk based singer-songwriter who has been touring the world in his VW camper van “Pickle”, and in March 2017 he brings his music and van to Nimbin. 

Tom Dibb describes his “#APickleDownunder” tour as a “challenge and experiment”, he is driving Pickle across 27 countries in 27 weeks to arrive in Australia with a mission to spread the gospel of his music, “the old fashioned way”. by touring and performing relentlessly. Before arriving in Oz Tom would have travelled in Pickle from the UK overland to Australia through some of the wildest countries a musician could ever hope to tour in, including Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and S/E Asia. Tom is a dedicated musician and the real deal. He sings songs in the vein of Jack Johnson and John Butler, but with a distinctive alt country edge. His recent single “ Hit the Road” recorded at Grand Chapel Studios, calls to mind another Uk troubadour with itchy feet, Rory Macleod. Tom Dibb has definitely got his roots in country blues, but like Macleod, he has a trampish and raffish air and his travelling roadshow has all the flavours of the wide open road and boundless horizons.

The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open from 6pm for delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and tasty sweet treats all in the gorgeous gardens by the bubbling Mulgum Creek. This is an opportunity to indulge yourself with wonderful music and fabulous food for this one off opportunity to witness the sweet sounds of Tom Dibb accompanied by his band.

All Ages. BYO permitted.



Joylanda Moyle on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 12:30 PM


Joylanda Moyle is a local favourite and for good reason. She has a mystical voice reminiscent of a slightly tripped out Joni Mitchell and she plays a range of ethnic stringed instruments with great accomplishment. Add to that her unusual and distinctive approach to looping her voice and sounds creating an other worldly musical experience that perfectly compliments the gorgeous setting in the gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe is open for delicious healthy meals, award winning coffee and teas and fabulous sweets and cakes. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO.


The Dinkum Bohos on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 12:30 PM



“With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.”

Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst. Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics. A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. The Phoenix Rising cafe will be open for healthy and delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee, sweets and treats. What better way to spend a Sunday than by listening to wonderful music in gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO



David Liebe Hart with musical backing by Th’Mole

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Thu, Apr 6, 2017 8:00 PM - Ticket price: David Liebe Hart $15.00

Supported by SPACECOWBOY4005 and David Theron.

$15 online. $20 at the door.

Rated 18+


Here's David Liebe Hart and friend performing The Email Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEHo8mEdLlI

David Liebe Hart is an outsider musician, artist, actor and painter. A true original, he has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains. While his vast and bizarre catalogue of songs about aliens, religion, and failed relationships has yielded cult hits, such as "Salame", "Father & Son" and "Puberty", his recent collaborations with electronic musician Jonah Mociun, AKA Th' Mole, have propelled David Liebe Hart into previously unexplored territory.

Liebe Hart resides in Los Angeles but has a strong following in Australia and New Zealand, due mainly to the strong cult following of Tim & Eric's various shows on Cartoon Network and Comedy Central in which he has appeared many times. This will be David’s third Australian tour since 2013.

Throughout the past decade Liebe Hart has garnered a substantial and die-hard fan base, not only from his TV and film appearances but from his stints on the road performing music all across the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. His followers are extremely supportive and loyal, won over by David's obvious goodheartedness, honesty and hilarious idiosyncrasies, as well his fun and engaging stage shows. 

With Th’ Mole as backing musician, Liebe Hart puts on a show certain to please old fans and new ones alike.  In addition to renditions of David's old favourites, the duo will perform new songs along with puppets, projected video accompaniment, and David's oddly endearing stories of past relationships and paranormal encounters.

This is bizarre comedy mixed with social commentary with a strong absurdist streak. There really is no-one out there like David Liebe Hart to compare him to, but as a point of reference he is like Yo Gabba Gabba meets Devo, on acid!

David Liebe Hart will be supported by Spacecowboy4005, (Timo Bardsley) a prolific and edgy Brisbane based Trap Hip Hop performer and David Theron.  This will be a very special, unusual and original show, and all fans of the bizarre, absurd and idiosyncratic should pounce on this opportunity to see David Liebe Hart perform.

The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open from 6.30 with a range of delicious home locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and delicious cakes and treats.




Dinner Under the Stars with Tori Forsyth and Carl the Bartender. The Phoenix Rising Stage.

Fri, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM


The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce another evening of excellent music and dining as part of the Dinner Under the Stars concert series.

Tori Forsyth is an alt-country star on the rise. With a voice reminiscent of Emmy Lou Harris and songs that are equal parts sweet and gritty Tori Forsyth is as fragile and tough as a desert flower. Tori is no stranger to country music as she has lived and breathed a country lifestyle from a young age, now residing in rural Hunter Valley, NSW. Tori teamed up with ARIA award winning producers Shane Nicholson and Trent Crawford to create her long awaited debut EP 'Black Bird', a dark moody take on country folk music. The EP has gained success with the single of the same name 'Black Bird' charting at number 1 on Tamworth radio and number 1 on KIX country radio. Tori Forsyth was recently nominated for CMC's 'New Artist of The Year 2017' and is clearing catching the eye of alt-country fans nation wide. Her debut album that will be released in 2017.

Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Benjamin Murphy aka “Carl the Bartender” has over a decade of performance and touring experience to his name, performing to crowds across Australia as well as overseas. Sharing the stage with acts such as, Tex Perkins, Shannon Noll, Dragon and Adam Eckersley to name a few, whilst touring with country, bluegrass and blues act, Good Corn Liquor. He has also delivered thoughts and words, assisting the band to release two studio disc's and playing over 400 venues across the country and appearing at festivals such as; Sydney Blues & Roots, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Bluesfest. Carl the Bartender is a quirky songwriter and charismatic singer. His raffish air and gorgeous voice makes listening to his tales a very sweet experience indeed. For this special performance Tori Forsyth will be playing with Carl the Bartender in his set, and he in turn will play in Tori’s set. Both artists compliment each other beautifully and this will be a showcase not to miss -two upcoming alt-country love children playing their songs together.

The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open from 6pm fro gorgeous locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and a range of healthy sweet treats and delights. The gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek will be heavenly setting in which to spoil yourself with an impeccable banquet of world class music and foodie adventures. 

Entry by Donation. All Ages. BYO permitted.



Felicia Marie on the Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, Apr 8, 2017 12:30 PM


Felicia Marie is a gorgeous folk singer with a rough edge and a strong heart. She plays originals and presents a solid and rousing interpretation of selected covers. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open with delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO.


Riverside Jazz with The Cruise Brothers on The Phoenix Rising Stage.

Sun, Apr 9, 2017 12:30 PM


These cats know how to play Jazz! Traditional and progressive and smooth as silk! Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO


Dave Barbera on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, Apr 15, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.


Dave Barbera's gorgeous music will caress your ears with lovely sounds in the gorgeous gardens by the bubbling Mulgum Creek. Cafe open for delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. 


Ewan James on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, Apr 16, 2017 12:30 PM


Ewan James was a founding member of the Nimbin Folk Club in the 70’s and is well known locally for his distinctive vocal style and for his unique interpretation of the works of Bob Dylan and a number of local song-writers including Gabi Bliss, Paul Brosgarth and George Scott. Ewan James has a voice reminiscent of Tom Waits and Seasick Steve and is the real deal and has a undeniable authentic talent that is not to be missed! The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for gorgeous locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and teas and sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.


Salsa Classes

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!


5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


The All Seeing Hand at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

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Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7:00 PM - Ticket price: The All Seeing Hand $15.00

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 The All-Seeing Hand line-up is unusual: drums, turntable, voice. Then again, there’s no reason such a combo should produce a particularly startling noise. But this is no ordinary drummer, DJ and singer. It would be hard to say which is the most unique. Certainly, singer Jonny Marks has an unusual skill-set, having spent a year studying throat-singing in Inner Mongolia, and he brings this extraordinary, unearthly vocal technique to these songs. But equally unorthodox is DJ Alphabethead’s approach to his instrument. He can play the turntables and MPC like Tony Iommi plays guitar, or with the funk and syncopation of Bernie Worrell – sometimes both at once. All three members have a profound physicality about their playing. Ben Michael Knight’s drumming is physical by definition, and he hits ‘em hard, yet weirdly there seem to be as much energy in the spaces between those powerful beats. To watch Alphabethead at his turntables is like seeing Gandalf in the throes of some particularly demanding spell. And the most amazing thing about Marks’s performance is that he makes it look so easy. The All-Seeing Hand may take its work seriously, but they also have a sense of the absurd, deliberately pushing some of these pieces to comic-operatic heights. There’s always a touch of the comic when it comes to yodelling, even when combined with rock histrionics in ‘Dog Eat Dog’. But there are also passages of sublime beauty. The All Seeing Hand is a full-body experience, and might seem like a challenge to anyone weaned on rock’n’roll’s traditional guitars, bass and drums. Yet, in a way, The All-Seeing Hand is a classic power trio. There is nothing  superfluous in their sound. Every beat and note is intrinsic - and every member is holding up his corner of this powerful trio.


Two Inch Tape on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:30 PM

2 Inch Tape are an eight-strong collective of musicians from Melbourne, helmed by songwriter and producer Simon Rigoni. Their first album, New Addiction, landed well on community radio, and began to mark out their unique terrain. March 2017 sees the release of their sophomore, self-recorded and independently released effort, Control. 2 Inch Tape play outside of any one genre, though you can hear trace elements of the music that’s inspired the group – the two-chord thrum of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed at their most gloriously primitive; the country swagger of Gram Parsons, both solo and with The Byrds – and some surprising intersections, such as the soul-influenced pop of Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s, and the lush, string-swathed melancholy of Liam Hayes (Plush) or Todd Rundgren. The magic happens in the interaction of the eight members, both with each other, and with the personal, observational songs of Rigoni.The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for yummy locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and teas and sweet treats, all in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.


Elena B Williams on The Phoenix Rising Stage.

Sun, Apr 23, 2017 12:30 PM

Elena B Williams is a Samoan singer songwriter and one of The Nimbin Bush Theatre's favourite artists due to her gorgeous vocals, solid songwriting and powerful stage presence. Elena cites her influences as The Planet Earth, Joan Armatrading, Tracey Chapman, and these are a good indicators of the type of music that she performs. Bliss out by the Mulgum Creek in our gorgeous gardens. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


The Tommyhawks with support from the Essie Thomas Ensemble.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017 8:00 PM - Ticket price: The Tommyhawks $15.00

“This is a band you need to see” GIGREVIEW


The Nimbin Bush Theatre is excited to present riot-grrl post punk all girl band The Tommyhawks. The Tommyhawks are a fierce femme-fatale foursome who explode with quirky, blues-fueled songs. Barely three years old, they’ve been making waves on the Australian Festival circuit; they’ve toured the country playing the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival (QLD); and Narooma Blues Festival (NSW); St Kilda Festival (Vic), Port Maquarie BBQ n Blues Festival, Mount Beauty Music Festival (Vic) and Jungle Love Festival (QLD),  Fremantle’s Hidden Treasures; Bridgetown Blues; Disconnect; Fairbridge, Wave Rock, and Nannup Music Festival where they won the ‘Best Newcomer’ band. There’s a sweet spot between rollicking folk melodies and punk-infused blues; and The Tommyhawks have found it. Addison is a rare mythical creature with the voice of a unicorn; combine that with dark sax harmonies, home-made electric mandolin, super-tight rhythm and a contagious on-stage presence you’ll be mesmerized from the word go. Following the success of their debut EP “We’re All Meat and We’re Gonna Get Eat” (which sold out of both pressings) in September 2015; they’ve just released their second EP “Hurling Stones and Sticks”.  Pop ballad “Hollow” was nominated for the WAM Song of The Year 2016. 

“The kind of track that breaks your heart and stitches it back together again.” SOUNDWAVES

The Tommyhawks will be supported by the Essie Thomas Ensemble. Fresh back from an international touring Essie Thomas now finds herself backed by an amazing concoction of talented musicians that make up the Essie Thomas Ensemble. As if Ani diFranco and KD Lang had a love child that ran off with an anarchistic-gypsy-circus, Essie Thomas is an arresting and captivating performer with an individual musical style that both rocks and aches and reveals and breaks. 
Don't miss this incrediable line-up of all female riot grrl talent coming to The Nimbin Bush Theatre!

 


Neil Pike on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, Apr 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Neil Pike is a musician, video-maker, life-time activist and a Nimbin living treasure. Raised by peace activists in the ’50s & ’60s, he has been making music and causing trouble since the early 1970s, involving himself in a range of causes from environmental protection to various social justice issues. In the last decade or two he’s also been making videos in a blatant but completely unsuccessful attempt to “brainwash the masses”. Neil is the founder and Grand Authenticated Bush Turkey of the Pagan Love Cult probably the longest running contemporary psychedelic music group in Australia. Their musical style moves from old-school folk-rock through hippy pop to a more modern electronica. When the other members of the PLC can’t be convinced to travel thousands of miles for a gig, Neil puts on his “psychedelic troubadour” hat and does solo gigs. He is a multi-instrumentalist and  singer-songwriter who has performed at gigs & festivals extensively all around the world. “The best thing about being the Grand Authenticated Bush Turkey” says Neil “is that only other turkeys take you seriously”. Neil Pike is the real deal, the essence of Nimbins resides in his beautiful music. Bliss out to his sounds in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and teas and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Bri Green on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, Apr 30, 2017 12:30 PM

Bri’s passion for music begun when she was introduced to the piano at 5 years of age. She played for 8 years and decided to compose her own music. During her high school years Bri found her own style or so called “unique sound”. She added to her unique sound by teaching herself to play guitar and has now been playing guitar for 2 years and has numerous original compositions. ‘Trans’, an original song about reflecting on transgender won Bri the Junior Eisteddfod,2015. She has since performed at a number of gigs with the buzz around her lovely music steadily growing around the North Coast and beyond. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and teas and yummy sweet treats. Bliss out in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


The Northern Rivers Folk Choir at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sun, May 7, 2017 11:00 AM

An accomplished, heart-centred, acappella choir led by Peter Lehner, singing indigenous songs from around the world including Gurrumul, Ruby Hunter, Joey Gaia, Yirrmal Marika, Maori, Solid Rock, My Island Home and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. They've toured NZ and around NSW, but are based in the rainbow region. As part of the annual Nimbin Mardi Grass the 56 piece Northern Rivers Folk Choir will be performing a one hour set on The Phoenix Rising Stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The cafe will be open with locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. A perfect Sunday morning concert for those recovering from the parties the night before! 



Beetle Juice on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 13, 2017 12:30 PM

Byron Bay's Beetle Juice play a smooth blend of soul, dub, hip hop & jazz. Reuben Barkley on guitar, vocals & loops; Luke Wigmore on trumpet. Sublime sounds in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Cafe open for delicious meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. Free Entry.


Riverside Jazz with The Cruise Brothers on The Phoenix Rising Stage.

Sun, May 14, 2017 12:30 PM

These cats know how to play Jazz! Traditional and progressive and smooth as silk! Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO


Salsa Wednesday

Wed, May 17, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


Cliff Fletcher on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Cliff Fletcher is a musician, singer and songwriter based in the Byron Bay area of NSW, Australia. Guitar driven songs that will move and entertain you. The cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats. BYO. Kid Friendly.


Minus One on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, May 21, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Amazing, soulful, folkie-electro wonderment on offer from Minus One. The Phoenix Rising Cafe is open for delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. In the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Jolanda Moyle on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sat, May 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Jolanda Moyle is a local favourite and for good reason. She has a mystical voice reminiscent of a slightly tripped out Joni Mitchell and she plays a range of ethnic stringed instruments with great accomplishment. Add to that her unusual and distinctive approach to looping her voice and sounds creating an other worldly musical experience that perfectly compliments the gorgeous setting in the gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe is open for delicious healthy meals, award winning coffee and teas and fabulous sweets and cakes. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO.


The Dinkum Bohos on The Phoenix Rising Stage

Sun, May 28, 2017 12:30 PM

“With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.”

Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst. Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics. A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. The Phoenix Rising cafe will be open for healthy and delicious locally sourced meals, award winning coffee, sweets and treats. What better way to spend a Sunday than by listening to wonderful music in gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. Free Entry. All Ages. BYO


The Second Greatest Show on Earth! Show and clowning workshop. School Holiday fun for kids!

Wed, Jul 5, 2017 11:00 AM

11am Show $8.00 

1pm Workshop $5.00

“ Great professionalism from two experienced performers – dressed up as farcical satire, slapstick comedy, circus trickery and a huge love of the ridiculous. Kids love this show. Adults love this show. Catch it if you can!  Tweed Valley Weekly 



The Second Greatest Show on Earth returns to The Nimbin Bush Theatre in time for some school holiday fun! Last holidays we has a full house so don't miss the magic and excitement of this funny show!

The Second Greatest Show on Earth is a circus show for children and adults alike created and performed by well loved local circus performers Thomas Bailey and Michele Thomas. Between them these well known performers have pretty much covered most of Australia, from doing aerial theatre for the National Maritime celebrations on Sydney Harbour, to every circus and festival in between. Bailey is a talented narrative writer with a shambolic comedic air when he performs that children just love. Thomas is the gymnast and aerial queen with her own set of endearing clowning skills. Thomas and Bailey act out various roles in this story, utilising pathos to great slapstick comedy. As the show unfolds you meet a host of zany characters from Lorenzo the Ludicrious Lion Tamer to Fabiolla, to a lion, a weight lifter and a fan dancer that is tamed by Superhero Captain Chicken! Bailey plays acrobatically clumsy and inept to Thomas's great physical agility. Whether on a rope, a lyra, or acrobatically pouncing on Bailey, (tying up his legs, tripping him up, stealing his hat) she is a physical powerhouse with a cute and cheeky grin.

This is a great opportunity for children to watch and also participate in the ageless art of clowning and circus performance under the watchful eye of two entertaining and experienced facilitators. It will be a magical day out at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for lunch with a wide range of tasty, healthy and kid friendly meal options plus superb locally sourced coffees, teas and treats, all situated in the colourful gardens by the beautiful Mulgum Creek.