'Savagely funny, fearless and genuinely uplifting show' ***** - Sydney Morning Herald.

winner - new original circus award - melbourne fringe 2016 

winner - BANK SA BEST circus & physical theatre award - Adelaide fringe 2017 

Written & Performed by Jess Love (La Soiree, The Candy Butchers)

Directed by Dimitri Hatton (Cirque Du Soleil, Les 7 doigts de la main)

(Original creative development Directed by Ursula Martinez and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts)

Step into this unassuming Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where twisted storytelling and spectacular circus skills are shaken and stirred, with one part dark comedy, one part serenity and three parts hostility, hilarity and honesty. 


Julia Mullins was a thief, a prostitute and a drunk. Jess Love is a carnie, a queer and likes a drink.

Get taken in by the self-supporting arms of this astounding Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.  Where twisted storytelling and spectacular circus skills are shaken and stirred, with 1 part dark comedy, 1 part serenity and 3 parts hostility, hilarity and honesty. A strikingly truthful tale of one woman’s voyage to connect with her convict past. Take a trip down blackout lane and celebrate the fact that she’s still standing.

Jess Love was brought up Christian in Brisbane, Australia. At 10 years old she secretly questioned her sexuality, her existence, and adoption rumours. She also got drunk for the first time.

Julia Mullins was bought up Catholic in Cork, Ireland. In 1826 she was caught stealing while prostituting herself and was sent to Australia as a convict. She is also the great, great, great, great grandmother of Jess Love.

This show is in your face dirty, gritty and bares all. Love does not hold back and the audience loves her for it’
— Australian Times