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Brisbane Festival 2022

The Knock 'Em Downs
Take a trip back in time to the side shows of old...

"A smash hit, brilliant and absolutely hilarious."
Brisbane Festival 

Audience Member


"This oddball encounter is guaranteed to make you laugh!"
Theatre Haus

"Lee and Bolster were painfully ambivalent, even indifferent, to anyone and everyone's presence. And best of all, when the audience's participation didn't cut the mustard, they did not attempt to hide their disappointment. If your ball-throwing skills were aimless, you knew it. If you took too long to hand over your ticket, you knew it. If your hoop throws onto the pointy clown noses were lacklustre, you knew it. And not just because of the clown's body language – with impatient eyes and slouched shoulders – but also because of the 'loser' sound que they'd hit each time someone's efforts deserved public condemnation. I'm sure you're reading this thinking, 'that sounds bloody awful, but rest assured, everyone left the tent smiling. I couldn't tell you how, but under the clown's eye rolls and sighs, there was something so lovable. Even the little baby in front of me who sat atop the clown's table was smiling furiously, which only made the clown's eye rolls bigger and their sighs louder."
Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane


The Knock 'Em Downs is a comically interactive and visually engaging trip back in time to the side shows of old. Step inside the colourful carnival tent and experience a crazy world of fun and games, where nostalgia has taken a curious twist and the carnies have turned into clowns! 


Meet Krackers n' Jam, two fools who are out to fool you. With Krackers ‘n Jam you can expect more than just a tasty bite… 

Featuring a variety of side show games sure to test your skill, with big prizes to be won, this odd-ball encounter will have you wishing you’d brought along your granny.




Brisbane Festival 2022



100% Visual content.
No dialogue.
Wheel Chair Access



  • 1 Week

  • 5 Nights 

  • 3 Hour Per Night

  • PAX - 1500

A three-hour drop-in, drop-out immersive and interactive experience.


  • 1 Hour Pre-Show

  • Lights

  • 4 Hour Call



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