Out There Arts National centre for outdoor arts and circus


Inverted – The Precious Thing


Pitch 19

a man and woman huddling under a yellow umbrella

Using an array of juggling, hand-balancing contortion, clowning and puppetry, the two relatable and playful characters in The Precious Thing have two things to do: fish for food and look after and nurture their one treasured possession, trying to keep it alive using water. We see them struggle with problems and create more trouble for themselves. They do not take the logical route, but the one that seems more fun. They spill and waste water until there is none left and their world starts turning purple. 

There might be a simple answer if they thought it through, but the solution they find creates another problem. And while this is funny to watch it has detrimental outcomes for their world. They even pull the audience into their antics: contributing purple objects, changing their world into a purple mess of discarded objects.

Production Credits: 

Supported by, Proteus Creation Space.

Out There supported the R&D of the show.

Festival Information


Saturday 12:00pm

Saturday 2:15pm

Sunday 12:00pm

Sunday 2:15pm




St. George's Park

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