Dark Things

Dark Things


12 - 16 Sep | 40 minutes Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Living Room

Witness Myke's harrowing journey through 1980s Texas and macabre circus, celebrating resilience and the power to rewrite one's story. Embrace the darkness and find hope within.

Step into the tumultuous landscape of Myke's life, where a fateful turn at the age of eight led him down a treacherous path in the wild west of 1980s Texas(USA). Brace yourself for a harrowing tale, rife with guns and child prostitution, witness the profound impact of the abuse of power and money on a single life.

Myke emerged from his tumultuous childhood as a brooding gothic soul, entangled in the mysteries of the macabre circus. From mastering the extraordinary feat of the human blockhead to defying the confines of a straightjacket, Dark Things weaves a narrative that explores the delicate dance between darkness and light.

No stranger to the stage, Myke's journey has been one of learning from sideshow artists and esteemed magicians, creating the captivating world of Dark Circus cabaret in Sydney back in 2008. His wanderlust and talents have taken him across three countries and several states, each experience etching a new chapter in his eccentric existence. From juggling flames in a fiery circus in Seattle to captivating audiences as the enigmatic ringmaster of a Spanish spectacle, Myke's life is a testament to the extraordinary.

In the gripping performance of Dark Things, we invite you to witness the unveiling of Myke's shadows, shedding light on his pursuit of resilience and redemption. His tale resonates with the notion that healing can be found in the moments where pain subsides and hope triumphs.

Prepare to be enthralled as we peel back the layers of Myke's past, unravelling a narrative that celebrates the human spirit and the transformative power of rewriting one's own story. Through the darkest corners of his existence, Myke's journey serves as an inspirational reminder that even in the depths of despair, a glimmer of light can guide us toward a new dawn.

Show details

Show details
  • 12 - 16 Sep | 40 minutes
  • Venue 1: Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Living Room
Performance notes
  • World Premiere
  • Content warnings: Sudden Loud Noises, Coarse Language, Simulated Firearms/Gunshots, Discussion of Sexual Violence, Content Related to Mental Health/Ill-health, Depictions of Violence, Verbal Audience Interaction, Sexual Themes
  • Things to note: This show comes with a Trigger Warning as it contains some very uncomfortable stories from Myke's childhood.
Venue details & accessibility
Emerging Artist Sharehouse - The Living Room

Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville 2043 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 0402371004


There is ramp entry to the right of the building. The ramp width varies from 98cm at the entrance to 118cm in the middle. Partial uneven ground out the front. Street parking and accessible parking near by, close to bus stops.

How to enter:
There is ramp entry to the right of the building. The ramp width varies from 98cm at the entrance to 118cm in the middle.Accessible bathroom available ONLY from this performance space, to the left. Hand rails and lowered sink, door opens inwards.

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