By Tom Flanagan
A Koral Chandler and Critical Stages Production
This multi-award-winning interactive family show has melted hearts around the world with its glorious brand of slapstick, acrobatics and total silliness.
Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him. In the style of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, our likeable, luckless hero struggles to get the upper hand, taking one step forward and two steps back until everything is…well…kaput.
“[Kaput] just reaches in and puts a string of coloured lights around your heart.” ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Scotsman (UK)
“Tom Flanagan’s silent-movie clowning in kaput is pure delight.” – The Australian
Winner Spirit of The Fringe Award Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Nominated Best Circus Physical Theatre Adelaide Fringe 2012
Nominated Best Circus Physical Theatre Perth Fringe 2013, 2015
Suitable for: Ages 5+
Please note: This show contains smoke haze, blackouts and some audience participation
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 2pm
Wednesday 10 October at 10am & 12:30pm
The larger-than-life acclaimed acrobatic clown Tom Flanagan has been tumbling, twisting, flying and falling since the age of six.
A graduate of the Flying Fruit Circus, Tom Flanagan has performed at festivals and circuses around the world, collecting praise and critical acclaim including the Argus Angel and Star of the Festival awards.
The self-professed ‘elegant buffoon’ co-created and starred in numerous performances and companies including: The Tom Tom Crew, Circus Oz, Briefs: The Second Coming, Amy Saunders’ The Crack and The Mess, Circa, Legs On The Wall My Bicycle Loves You, Club Swizzle and more.
Tom’s first solo show – Kaput – opened early 2012 to a premier sold-out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, where it was nominated for Best Circus & Physical Theatre. It then went on to receive critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where the show won Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award, and was listed by the Scotsman as one of the top 5 comedy shows at the Fringe
“[Kaput] just reaches in and puts a string of coloured lights around your heart.” – The Scotsman
Since then Tom Flanagan’s silent slapstick acrobatic comedy show Kaput has toured four continents, won countless awards and collected fans from 5 to 95 years old.
“[Kaput] just reaches in and puts a string of coloured lights around your heart.” – The Scotsman “Tom Flanagan’s silent-movie clowning in Kaput is pure delight.” – The Australian
“Were some gifted comedy scientists able to inject the spirit of Norman Wisdom into a young PaulNicholas, they would create something very similar to Tom Flanagan.” – The Scotsman
“…dangerously clever” – Rip it Up
“Tom Flanagan is a hugely talented physical performer…” – The West Australian
“Watching this hilariously adept performer fighting the forces of chaos was a treat.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Flanagan channelled every slapstick genius from Buster Keaton to Los Trios Ringbarkus…” –The West Australian
“The hooligan acrobatics of clown Tom Flanagan are a pure joy to watch” – Australian Times (UK)
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