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Welcome to Get Well Circus, a gutsy new(ish) circus collective creating and celebrating for the chronic pain and illness community.


After navigating 4 tireless years of pandemic-related setbacks, this champion collective of Australian circus artists, in collaboration with Chris Bennett of Underground Media, is premiering their first digital show on Melbourne Fringe Festival’s Digital Hub, set to launch across the world on Friday 14th of October. 

With a cast of over 20 Australian circus artists, writers and creatives, Get Well Soon is a powerful exploration of experiencing a chronic health condition. It features voices of artists with disabilities, chronic pain and illnesses to weave together a community narrative of the struggles and triumphs in getting a diagnosis.


Get Well Soon is a poignant, comedic reclamation of the unpredictability of chronic illnesses. This show has been created by and for the community who can’t always Get Well Soon.



FROM 14th - 26th OCTOBER

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This online journal is presented by the artists of Get Well Soon, a new contemporary circus show that explores experiences of chronic pain and illness: the good, the bad, and the earnestly gory.

This initiative aims to champion awareness, education and empathy for the experiences of the chronic pain and illness communities. We are led by creatives with lived experiences of chronic pain, illness and disability.


By curating our creative reflections, educational resources and platforming other artistic works, we hope to connect with audiences in meaningful ways both on and off the stage. We invite you to use this online journal as a tool to help interpret and unpack the ideas we explore in contemporary circus, and get thinking about ways to engage with and support your friends and loved ones with these experiences.

We also want to foster community by celebrating the work of other creatives who are talking, researching, creating, writing, painting, dancing, filming, knitting and making about their experiences of chronic pain, illness and navigating barriers to care (medical, social and political), too.

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This project is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and should not be relied on as health advice.

Supported by City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants:



Get in touch with us, say hello, ask some questions. We'll always do our best to reply in a timely manner but we've been known to overspend our spoons from time to time.

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