Review by Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane of ‘If You Build It’, presented by High Tide Circus

On a muggy Sunday afternoon in Vulcana Circus’s headquarters in Morningside, High Tide Circus premiered their latest work, If You Build It, a high energy circus cabaret inspired by the items for loan in the Brisbane Tool Library (BTL), Queensland’s first not-for-profit ‘library of things’. The troop gave their all to the delight of the audience, with acts inspired by a random mix of tools that showcased their chops as performers and their impressive variety of circus skills. Little did we know what a journey they’d been on to premiere it for us.

Debuting If You Build It was a far longer and more perilous journey for High Tide Circus than they could have predicted, and the story of its creation is as good as the review of the show itself. Their ability to overcome the reange of obstacles thrown at them shows their tenacity and passion for circus and we’re all the better for it. 

Read more of this review at NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN BRISBANE: If You Build It | High Tide Circus (

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