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‘Amazing acrobatics…an interactive, funny and dangerously clever show. Excellent for kids and all ages’ – Rip It Up

‘Tom Flanagan’s silent movie-esque slapstick with a bucket and stepladder, is elegant buffoonery at its finest, climaxing with a surprisingly heart-stopping piece of acrobatics.’ – Three Weeks (UK)

‘This is physical comedy at its best’ – Entertainment Hive

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
Kids’ Entertainment
460 College Street, Suite 2023
Toronto, Ontario  M6G 1A1

Ph (416) 971-4836  Fax (416) 971-4841




  • RUNNER UP Victor Award - International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2014
  • WINNER Spirit of the Fringe Award - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
  • NOMINATED Little Creatures Circus Award - Perth Fringe World 2013
  • NOMINATED Best Circus and Physical Theatre - Adelaide Fringe 2012

 Cast & Credits

  • CAST Tom Flanagan
  • DIRECTOR Gareth Bjaaland

 Tour History

  • Canada & USA Tour, 2015
  • Brisbane Festival 2014
  • Fun4Kids Warnambool 2014
  • Toowoomba 2014
  • Vancouver International Children's Festival 2014
  • Okanagan International Children’s Festival 2014
  • Ottawa International Children's Festival 2014
  • International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2014
  • Sydney Festival 2014
  • Powerkids - Brisbane Powerhouse 2013
  • Capital E Festival - Wellington New Zealand 2013
  • Garden of Unearthly Delights - Adelaide Fringe 2013
  • Perth Fringe World 2013
  • Awesome Festival - Perth 2012
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
  • Garden of Unearthly Delights - Adelaide Fringe 2012

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