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Inspirational, intergenerational, and fantastically inappropriate: Casting Off is circus like you’ve never seen before. This trio of Australian women creates a conversation between three different generations, all while tumbling, balancing, and diving for your entertainment. A comedy show and an arthouse circus event rolled into one, this is a funny and heartfelt performance that will make you laugh, cry, and gasp at these women’s death-defying tricks. “Cast off” your stereotypes and throw away your old ideas about circus - this is a refreshing and joyful ride starring three powerhouse women. “Casting Off is a joy: these three wonderful women have knitted together a truly extraordinary piece of feisty feminist circus that is fabulously funny to boot” ( 

Casting Off is work by A Good Catch art house circus company, founded by the same trio who perform it: Debra Batton, Sharon Gruenert, and Spenser Inwood. Their goal is to create circus from an intergenerational, feminist perspective, with “considerable gumption, outstanding skill, and a truckload of humour.” Founded in 2017, the company aims to engage, delight, and occasionally provoke audiences. 


“Pay What You Will” is offered on select performances. Here’s how it works:

– You still need a ticket. Book your seats in advance at, by calling our box office at 458-8344, or visiting us at 686 Queen Street.

– At the performance, we will provide an envelope and ask audience members to pay whatever amount they wish (based on their own individual experience) following the performance.

You decide the price of your tickets!

The objective of “Pay What You Will” is to increase access to our programs, and to encourage our patrons to take a chance on new and exciting performances.

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