If Black Mirror and Mr. Bean had a child, that child would grow up to make this show

The incremental integration of artificial intelligence into our everyday lives holds great potential for society. But at what cost? Through a sense of play, quirky clowning and high end juggling, Bit by Bit explores some of the potential benefits and risks of such technologies.

Performed/Created by Byron Hutton, one of Australia's top jugglers, Bit by Bit is exploring how products such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple's HomePod could potentially harm our privacy and personal well-being.

It follows the process of life automation to its logical conclusion, revealing a terrifying layer of paranoia and compulsion under a veneer of entertainment.

A show for Tea Lovers.

Second Place at Gasworks Circus Showdown 2018 (first ever soloist to place).

‘Byron was a Juggler who could perform, now he’s a performer that juggles… really well’ -Judging panel at Gasworks Circus Showdown

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

The show is currently 15+ and is unlikely to change. Adult content. Minor Nudity (no genitals). May involve a performed mild mental breakdown.

Technical requirements should be fairly straight forward.

In 2014, two of Australia's strongest soloist jugglers (Byron Hutton and Richard Sullivan) joined forces to create a unique, high-energy two man show. Following success at the 2015 Perth & Adelaide Fringe Festivals (and winning the 2015 Gasworks Circus Showdown), Sullivan left Australia to study circus at Stockholm's prestigious Dans Och Cirkushögskolan, where he maintains an active role in development of the show. In 2016, talented up-and-comer Joe Fisher was added in Sullivan's place, and the show was redeveloped from the ground up for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, where it received nominations for Best Circus and Best Kids show. Since, the company has gone from strength to strength and received wide acclaim in the Australian circus community.

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Unique Selling Point

Bit by Bit combines high end juggling, edgy clowning, theatre techniques, lots of quirky props (including a small catapult) and clever ideas.

Artificial Intelligence is regularly in the news of late with massive companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Amazon all investing lots of money into AI research. It's even been a main feature in popular Netflix series Black Mirror, also classic movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Terminator series.

Bit by Bit follows the integration of AI into our lives to its logical conclusion.

Byron uses over 100 tea bags per show.

Marketing Materials

I made a trailer (attached below) that I've sent to a videographer so we can make a new trailer along the same lines but more professionally and well thought out.

I'm performing the full show for the first time in September at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Community Engagement

Juggling Workshops: 1 hours learn to juggle workshops. Juggling is a great skill to learn, helps improve the connectivity in the brain and keeps it young.

Clowning Workshops: Workshops involving games and theatre techniques.