2023 has been an incredible year for Legs On The Wall, and we’re deeply grateful to our artists, crew, designers, and technicians for bringing their magic to our productions, and to our audiences and friends for receiving our work with such warmth and excitement.
2023 started for Legs with a sold-out run of Holding Achilles, by David Morton, our collaboration with Dead Puppet Society, at Sydney Festival. An epic tale of mythic proportions, Holding Achilles told a tale of grief and queer love through a theatrical triumph of physical theatre, aerials, puppetry and live music.
For Sydney WorldPride, five queer couples soared above the World Pride March across Sydney Harbour Bridge in our new work LOVERS. Representing the diversity of sexuality and gender identities across our region, LOVERS celebrated queerness from a high-profile public space; free, accessible and welcoming to all.
BEETLE, our little show with a big heart debuted at NAFA in Townsville before two hugely successful runs in Edinburgh and Parramatta. Additionally, BEETLE was outside of the theatre, with workshops for children with EDGE Greenway and a partnership with University of Sydney and Invertebrates Australia’s Christmas Beetle Count. Watch this space for Beetle’s return in 2024!
LEGS ENGAGED, this year we had Leg Uppers, Jemima Smith, Linda Corazza, Phaedra Brown and Sabrina Muszynski. A number of Leg Room residencies; Natasha Sturgis working towards her work Clambake and Josh Freedman towards Dialogues with my Butt, as well as Gina Limpus in development for ALL BODIES, JUST ONE BODY, & Robyn Simpson’s Hanging by a Thread, with herself, Mim Wheeler, and Dorothea Csukai. Alongside running a range of workshops and Open Training, we had a big year of engagement!
Thank you again for your support of Legs On The Wall in 2023. We had a blast. We’ll be taking a short break from Friday 22 and Legs will reopen Tuesday 2nd, eagerly looking forward to our 40th Anniversary year in 2024.
Wishing you a great end of the year,
theLegs On The Wall team
Legs On The Wall acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we work on - the Wangal and the Gadigal of the Eora Nation - and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and tour
Legs On The Wall are supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
Image Credits: Carlita Sari - Images 1, 4, 5; Robert Catto - Image 2; Shane Rozario - Image 3