Kaput

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The hilarious multi-award winning hit show for young and old returns to Edinburgh!

Starring the larger-than-life elegant buffoon Tom Flanagan, Kaput is slapstick and silent clowning at its absolute finest.

Watch the hapless romantic projectionist take one step forward and two steps back in this beautifully poignant silent movie-esque debacle that pays homage to the greats Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

WINNER Best Children’s Event 2018 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award

Tom’s first solo show opened early 2012 to a premiere 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. More recently it received the Adelaide Fringe weekly award for Best Children’s Event and a slew of five star reviews.

Since its beginnings, 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.

“Praise the Fringe gods! I’ve finally found a genuine family friendly show that’s absolutely brilliant for the kids … and bloody fantastic for the adults too.”✭✭✭✭✭ Glam Adelaide

“Were some gifted comedy scientists able to inject the spirit of Norman Wisdom into a young Paul Nicholas, they would create something very similar to Tom Flanagan.”✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman

“A joyous little show.” ✭✭✭✭ The Advertiser

“Watching this hilariously adept performer fighting the forces of chaos was a treat.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Tom Flanagan’s silent-movie clowning in Kaput is pure delight.” – The Australian

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’s 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.

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.

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Venue

Assembly George Square Gardens – Piccolo

Dates

2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 August

Times

1.30pm

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