"In clown, we often see stories of survivors, characters whose infinite capacity for hope and wonder gets them through the most desperate situations," Carroll says. "And apart from the freedom that it allows me as a performer to leap between different worlds in an instant, the magic of mime invites an audience to bring
their imagination to the table, to be co-creators in the journey - and hopefully empathise with characters going through the most incredible experiences."
A one-man show, it's cleverly structured to show many different views of the situation.
Statistics like as of 2016 Australia has accepted 17,555 out of 68.5 million refugees is one thing. What Icarus does is show us the human face of many refugees, in one performer. It allows us a glimpse of the struggle and pain of that one, but many, people trying just to live.