‘There can’t be many more exciting spectacles than this!’ GLASGOW HERALD (UK)
‘This is not sterilised physical theatre, this is circus for the 21st century’ ✮✮✮✮✮ THREE WEEKS (UK)
‘…one hour of non-stop, jaw dropping entertainment. This is one show you have to see.’ EDFRINGE (UK)
A leading force amongst Australia’s independent theatre producers, Strut & Fret Production House have brought together some of Australia’s most talented musicians and circus artists to create the Tom Tom Crew.
Australia’s freshest leading acrobats join forces with a trio of beat-boxing, drum stick wielding and record scratching musical prodigies, in this force-fuelled production.
Hardcore tumbling, out-of-control acrobatics and severe aerial antics are all on the agenda in this Crew, as acrobats flip, fly and slam up the stage as hard and fast as the boys with beats.
This is circus at its most extreme where the dynamic explosiveness of the human body is matched by the sheer power of hip-hop rhythms. The future of Australian circus and hip-hop music exploded into action at the 2006-2007 Woodford Folk Festival. This fusion of breaks, beats, flips and awe inspiring physical spectacle sold-out at the 2007 Adelaide Fringe and has continued to amaze and delight audiences nationally and worldwide.
Cast & Credits
DIRECTOR - Scott Maidment
ORIGINAL CAST - Ben Walsh, Tom Thum, Daniel Catlow, Shane Witt, Tom Flanagan, DJ Dizz 1
ADDITIONAL CAST - Ben Leiws, Bree Le Cornu, Danik Abishev, Dave Carberry, DJ Wasabi, Jamie MacDowell, Kai Johnson-Peady, Karl Stock, Leah Tilney, Luke Dubber, Mali De Goey, Nick Gibbs, Sampology, Scott Grove, Till Cappelli
TOUR MANAGERS - Emma Dodd, Fiona Walsh, Natalie Lidgerwood, Penelope Leishman
TECHNICAL CREW - Bo Haldane, Dave Swinton, Justin Marshman, Mik Lavage
German Tour 2012
Bahrain Spring Festival 2012
Merrigong Theatre Wollongong 2012
Melbourne Festival 2011
Ann Arbour Summer Festival 2011
Montréal Complètement Cirque 2011
Tipi am Kanzerlampt Berlin 2011, 2010
Adelaide Fringe 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007
Fliegende Bauten Hamburg Germany 2010
European Tour: Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany 2010
Judith Wright Centre Brisbane 2009
E4 Underbelly Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009
E4 Underbelly London 2009
New Victory Theatre New York 2009
Holland, Germany & Belgium 2009
Rotorua New Zealand 2009
Country Arts South Australia 2009
Artrage Festival Perth 2008
Brighton Fringe Festival 2008
Hoopla Festival Darling Harbour Sydney 2008
Royal Easter Show Sydney 2008
The Studio Sydney Opera House 2007
E4 Underbelly Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007
Castlemaine State Festival 2007
12th FINA World Swimming Championships Cultural Festival Melbourne 2007
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