Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Ten Days on the Island presents




West + North West


15 Mar Wed 7:00 pm





Transaction fees apply


60 mins

Show Accessibility

Language No Barrier
Language No Barrier

There is no dialogue in this show.

Visual Content rating 50%
Visual Content Rating

This is a physical performance with background music and sound.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

When booking your tickets for the Burnie Arts Theatre, you will find seats reserved for people who use wheelchairs clearly marked. Please visit the Burnie Arts and Function Centre venue page here for more information.

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Level Access

Level access to seating is available at Burnie Arts Theatre in the front row only. These seats are accessible on show day via a different venue entry that must be pre-arranged by contacting Ten Days.

More information on Burnie Arts Theatre here.


Suitable for all ages

No flash photography


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

Interloper is a celebration of mundane human existence featuring five highly skilled circus artists who, at heart, are just like you.

These five extraordinary artists will drop your jaw to the floor, then pick it back up for a good laugh, only to take your breath away all over again.

Lutruwita/Tasmania’s own circus company ROOKE burst into life in 2022 as a bold new voice in Australian contemporary circus with the sell-out success of Interloper.

Wise, poetic yet dazzling, Interloper observes our response to the arrival of an uninvited stranger; a complex individual with baggage and wisdom, love and depth, struggles and triumphs. It’s an invitation to walk into a world you never knew existed, a place of harmonious dissonance. Of course, the greatest interloper is often not a person at all, but a larger force beyond anyone’s control.

Born in a creative journey interrupted and re-routed many times through the pandemic, Interloper is ROOKE’s love letter to circus and to audiences. It says “this artform is for you, for all humans”.


Devised and performed by: Tony Rooke, Mieke Lizotte, Lewie West, Conor Wild, Freyja Wild

Creatives: Jamie Bretman, Jake Silvestro

Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Ryan Mahony

Set Design: Isaac Williams and Connor Lizotte

Interloper Digital Program

Image Credit: Hamish McCormick

Watch the trailer