The Thesis

The Thesis

Ciara Thorburn proudly presents the Australian premiere season of

The Thesis
Written and Performed by Ciara Thorburn
Directed by Fraser Hooper

There are no limits to what can be achieved, when you are supposed to be doing something else.

A one-woman physical comedy by Circus Artist Ciara Thorburn, The Thesis offers audiences a 50-minute voyeuristic glimpse into the private life of an eccentric polymath.

Driven by silent comedy and theatrical circus, this ambitious Australian premiere season is a peculiar reflection of the creative process as an academic navigates writers block, procrastination, and perfectionism while writing their hallowed thesis.

Embracing the mundane and making it remarkable, The Thesis is a subtle yet intelligent exploration of the human condition; both inspiring… and incredibly frustrating.

Ciara Thorburn is a progressive and creative mid-career Melbourne-based circus artist. A graduate of Australia's National Institute of Circus Arts, she has also trained under theatre master Philippe Gaulier and toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand and Japan. Her various show credits include Circus Rio, Debauched Wonderland Spiegeltent, Awaji Art Circus in Japan, Edinburgh Fringe's Late Night Lip Service and Cheeky Cabaret at the Brunswick Picture House. The Thesis will be her debut self-devised show.

17 - 25 September, 2021
Fri and Sat only 7:00pm
Tickets: $29 Full, $25 Preview, $23 Concession/Unwaged, $20 Grps 8+
Bookings: online only at
Venue: Alex Theatre - Level 1/135 Fitzroy Street Boulevard, St Kilda

Show length: 50mins (no intermission) Companion Cards welcome