The Dust Palace 2019

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10 year anniversary season

Ten years ago, our first two shows were part of the 2009 Auckland Fringe.

“The Moon’s Insane and other stories…” was a half-improvised investigation of story telling, myths and the legends that have brought our culture to be. 

“Burlesque As You Like It – Not a Family Show” was a satirical look at the revival of burlesque as a form of entertainment.

At the time Eve could do some basic circus… and the rest of us were just mates (like Geof Gilson) that were happy to appear nude. We sold out two consecutive seasons at the Basement Theatre.

What we learned: Work with friends, circus makes for cool theatre and If you want to sell tickets, take your clothes off…

10 years later, I look at our season and I’m proud to say… 


“… fearless in both physicality and content…”

Jacob Tamaiparea, Theatreview

Feburary 22

Splore Festival

Tapapakanga Regional Park


The devil dances alone. Wringing what life there is out of his twisted heart he calls his broken angel to play. 


Breathtakingly beautiful. Heart-stoppingly romantic. Stirringly erotic

Jo Ledingham

Tauranga – Baycourt Theatre

March 14-16


Wellington – Hannah Playhouse

March 27-30


Auckland – Herald Theatre

April 3-13


A contemporary circus retelling of Christina Rossetti’s poem “The Goblin Market” tells the story of two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice and eventual salvation.



A performance you need to see.”

Alex Blackwood, Noted

Invercargill – Southland Events Centre

3 May

Festival of Southland


Cirque cabaret that kisses the human condition, whips away your inhibitions and runs with them barefoot through the rain. Stunning circus and candid cabaret, Human is a visceral trip through the nuances of the human experience…


The APO & the Dust Palace
presented by BAYLEYS

exquisite in its skill, grace and daring. A true “ballet in the sky” I heard someone say.. No comparisons with other music/circus shows are needed…

James Wenley. Theatre Scenes

Auckland – ASB Theatre (Aotea centre)

11 – 12 October


In an enchanted realm, a young warrior searches for her father before the darkness consumes him…




“…a sparkling, juicy, feminist manifesto that laughs and mocks and brawls and riots all the way to the finish line.”

Nadia Jade. Nothing Ever Happened in Brisbane

Wairarapa – Kokomai Creative Festival

23 October


Nelson – Theatre Royal 

25-26 October

Nelson Arts Festival


Auckland – Q Theatre

17-21 December


The WonderWombs explores intoxicating muscularity over toxic masculinity, a chance to celebrate women, investigate physicality and womanhood…


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