Felicia Lannan - Company Founder
You might have seen her on stage in BOSS SQUAD, throwing a tantrum in & I’ll Cry If I Want To, running workshops or to a meeting, writing media releases or anything else behind the scenes. Felicia is heading Wildhouse Circus through these topsy turvy times and beyond.
As a young girl faithfully following her mother about her day Felicia found herself in the costume room of The Flying Fruit Fly Circus… the next day she was auditioning and has never looked back! She grew up training and performing with the Flying Fruitfly Circus in Albury, NSW. While performing ‘Barnum’ In Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre she first learnt about the National Institute of Circus Arts, of which she is now a graduate.
During her time at NICA she, with fellow students, founded Wildhouse Circus. She is no stranger to life on the road, having toured with other companies such as Circus Trick Tease, Highwire Events and Entertainment and Solid State Circus.
Photo by Carissa Corlett.
Amy Stuart - Acrobat
Amy found her love of circus when she was 14 at the Woodford Folk Festival. She then joined Flipside Youth Circus and trained her way into the performance troupe. After returning to Woodford to perform when she was 16 & 17, Amy came to the end of her schooling and decided she wanted to pursue a career in the industry. She auditioned for the Flying Fruitfly Circus School and soon began training there full time. Two years on, she graduated with skills in Solo Acrobatic Tightwire, Teeterboard, Partner Acro, Tumbling and Group Bike. during her last year at FFFC she was lucky enough to performin in the Melbourne Arts Centre, the Sydney Opera House and Istanbul, Turkey.
Amy has since moved back home to Brisbane, teaching at the same youth circus that began her career. Amy was approached by Wildhouse Circus and has since performed with them at various music and circus festivals. Teaching circus to all ages has become a huge part of Amy's life and she enjoys being able to pass on the knowledge she has gained over her career.
Photo by Rudi Deco.
Tommy Matthewman - Acrobat
An Adelaide boy, Tommy trains and coaches at both Cirkidz and Circobats Youth Circus. He has also performed with Gravity and Other Myths as well as Vertical Insanity Circus. Tommy never skips leg day and is most proud of his thighs, which he uses to lift us for some phenomenal acrobatics.
Tommy is an acrobat in ‘& I’ll Cry If I Want To’ but has also seen and supported every performance of BOSS SQUAD. #numberonefan
Photo courtesy of Vertical Insanity Circus.
Wildhouse’s collaboration with Point & Flex Circus.
Cast: Kelsey Shepherd, Amy Stuart, Lisa Goldsworthy, Felicia Lannan, Marina Gellmann and Marcela Scheuner.
BEST CIRCUS weekly award winner Adelaide Fringe 2020.
★★★★ ½ “Female, Fierce, Fit, Fabulous. These girls shatter the ceiling of expectations” All About Entertainment 2020.
★★★★ “The strong, fit and daring women keep us captivated from start to end.” Adelaide Advertiser 2020.
★★★★ "This show is for any girl who has ever been told they shouldn't be strong. For any girl who has been told to behave 'like a girl'." Fest Mag 2019.
★★★★ "The show is triumphant and worthy of a standing ovation." Weekend Notes 2019.
Pictured above. Photo by Rudi Deco.
& I’ll Cry If I Want To
Cast: Amy Stuart, Felicia Lannan and Tommy Matthewman.
★★★★★ “A performance that is highly representative of Australian circus at its peak - complete with an Aussie soundtrack to back it up!” Weekend Notes 2019
“So inventive you hardly notice when they breezily up the ante with more challenging fare in hoops, German Wheel and acrobatics”. Adelaide Advertiser 2019
It’s pure pleasure but also hugely skilled and frequently (thrillingly!) gasp-inducing. ArtsHub 2020
Pictured Above at the National Folk Festival 2018. Photo by Ben Appleton.