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Jeromaia Detto When I Grow Up

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Jeromaia Detto When I Grow Up

Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2024 Adelaide Fringe

Nominee Best Physical Theatre & Circus 2023 Sydney Fringe

Nominee Spirit of the Fringe Award 2023 Sydney Fringe

Nominee Best Comedy 2022 Sydney Fringe

When I Grow Up is a new concept show that focuses on the exploration of childhood dreams.

Did you want to be a doctor? A florist?
Maybe a professional jumper, who jumps up and down really skillfully. Maybe you wanted to be a horse!

You are invited to write down and share what you wanted to be when you grew up. Whatever it is, whatever the dream, award-winning clown and expert in play, Jeromala Detto, will bring it to life with a chest full of costumes and a heart full of imagination!

Who is Jeromaia?
Jeromaia Detto is an multi-award-winning Melbourne-based artist who has been training and performing across the globe for a decade. His style focuses on play and spontaneity, creating memorable characters and moments for audiences of all ages.

Internationally he has trained at the iO Theatre in Chicago, with the Norway Clown Camp and is a graduate of Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France. He also teaches improv and clown across the globe facilitating workshops for school kids, adults, theatre groups and various NGOs.

‘Ridiculous sketches, barmy but safe audience work and cartoonish creations make for a delirious set.’ ★★★★ The List (UK)

'This silly and extremely playful show is definitely a must-see this fringe.' ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

'Hilariously stupid and hysteria-inducing' ★★★★ The List UK

'Silly, playful, fun and worth the sore cheeks from the big laughs.' ★★★★½ Perth Happenings

'A masterpiece in audience participation... each comedic moment was flawless.' ★★★★½ Xpress Mag

'A raucous hour of completely bonkers comedy.' ★★★★ The Fourth Wall


Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time as getting into the venue can take a few minutes.

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Mild language.


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