Tom Flanagan debuted his solo show KAPUT to UK audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 to great critical acclaim. The proud recipient of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award, one of the oldest running awards of Edinburgh Fringe, KAPUT was also listed by the Scotsman as one of the top 5 comedy shows at the Fringe.
KAPUT opened in 2012 to a premier sold-out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Garden of Unearthly Delights, where it was nominated for Best Circus & Physical Theatre and described as ‘Definitely one of the loveliest shows of this year’s fringe’ (Adelaide Art Beat).
Directed by Gareth Bjaaland with artistic direction from Frodo Santini, KAPUT is the story of a clumsy ‘Mr. Fixit’ who, despite his best efforts to perform the simplest of tasks, only manages to fuel the catastrophe unfolding around him. Described as ‘physical comedy at its best’ (Entertainment Hive), KAPUT revives the art of silent movie-esque slapstick, exploring the simple and universally engaging charm one of the oldest forms of humour.
‘Elegant Buffoon’, Tom Flanagan is one of Australia’s leading acrobatic clowns. A graduate of the internationally renowned circus school, The Flying Fruit Flies; Tom started tumbling, twisting, flying and falling at the age of six. Tom has performed at festivals and venues around the world collecting accolades including the Argus Angel and Star of the Festival Award.
One of the original ‘Tom Tom Crew’ acrobats, Tom has previously performed with the group at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Brighton Fringe Festivals & Sydney Opera House. He was also a member of Circus Oz from 2009 – 2010.
Kaput is a beautifully poignant step back into the ‘golden era’ of black and white silent film, produced by award winning, internationally renowned production company Strut & Fret, the creators and producers of Cantina, Tom Tom Crew, Le Gateau Chocolat and Feasting on Flesh.
Bookings for North America:
Cheryle Hansen – Director
460 College Street, Suite 2023
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1
Ph (416) 971-4836 Fax (416) 971-4841