Anna Lumb, internationally acclaimed as the flame-haired Pocket Rocket of incendiary circus, is a Melbourne based performer, actor and theatre maker specialising in circus and physical comedy.
Exploding onto the stage with her charismatic blend of sassy circus, wild theatrics and unforgettable soundtracks, Anna's unique style has taken her to circus, music and theatre festivals and salons around the world. Highlights include performing with Peaches in Melbourne and London, featuring in world famous variety shows La Soiree, New York's Absinthe, Finucane and Smith's The Burlesque Hour and Glory Box, and six years of international touring with world renowned Strange Fruit. Anna has created two acclaimed full-length solo works; Big Shoes to Fill; an expose of a 50ft woman, and underground hit I Heart Jack, as well as one woman cabaret Kissing A Stranger for La Mama’s Celebrating Woman season. Anna is co-collaborator and star performer in the new future variety show Retro Futurismus which recently premiered a sell out season at 45 Downstairs. She is a regular guest performer in Ali McGregor's Variety Night Nite and Melbourne International Comedy Festival curated shows Comedy Club for Kids and Big Laugh Out and has appeared numerous times at Mona Foma and Dark Mofo festivals. Other credits include TV appearances in The Great Debate for channel 10 and Studio at the Memo with Tim Rogers.
Anna is a teacher at Circus Oz and mentor to emerging artists and performers. She has taught many workshops in Australia and overseas at festivals and events, for corporate and community groups, and one on one.
★★★★ "A treat to watch she has the audience in the palm of her hands" Herald Sun
"Truly wonderful engaging the audience with masterful skill, wit and charm" Artshub