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Friday
Dec182015

2015 Highlights!

What a year it’s been! Here’s some of the highlights!

I started it off premiering The Syndicate’s new show BUNKER at Woodford Folk Festival. That show will be playing in Melbourne next April before touring through the UK/Europe.

Australian summer was full of excellent shows including a beautiful gig hosting Multicultural Arts Victoria’s community celebration of culture – performing alongside a multitude of talented and fascinating artists in my home suburb of Coburg was a real treat!

Glitch Productions put on another season of our wildly successful comedy tent at Adelaide Fringe – The Imaginarium. 5 weeks of hot sun, great shows and fairy floss went past in a blur!

It was my pleasure to reappear at the annual Panama music festival in Tasmania with an incredible crew of artists and musicians. My daughter and I camped out in the native bushland and saw an elusive platypus!

The first World Sideshow Festival took place in Ballarat at the beginning of winter and The Syndicate presented our self titled show, which is a rollicking run through satirical sideshow, nudity and danger. We got called “The Young Ones of Sideshow!” Best quote ever!

Glitch Productions put on a new club night at 24 Moons called The House of Invisible Strings which featured performers trying new and experimental material. Things got weird really quick and there were some fantastic and unexpected moments!

Then commenced a massive adventure for me as I undertook my first Captain Ruin tour to Europe and the UK. I was very fortunate to receive an Artstart grant to support professional development and I used it to travel to half a dozen arts festivals around Europe to watch contemporary physical theatre and saw some incredible and inspiring shows.

I also filled a long held ambition and performed at Glastonbury, the world’s largest arts and music festival. A quarter of a million people camped in the fields of Avalon – magickal country and an absolutely mind blowing festival. And they put my photo in the program! Pretty chuffed by that! I didn’t waste any time - performing ten shows over four days in different venues around the festival. I’ll definitely be back on that one next year!

Through the middle of the year I performed as Captain Ruin all around Europe, appearing at Lachte festival in Berlin, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the international home of burlesque in Hamburg - Queen Calavera!

After a long haul flight back home from Paris in September I got straight on another plane and flew to Karratha deep in the red desert of Western Australia to perform at the Red Earth Arts festival which was a very strange contrast but a great gig!

I let myself have a few quieter months at the end of the year but still managed to fit in some fun gigs including the annual Scumfest music festival in Adelaide, hosting the Melbourne Tattoo Convention, a Sea Shepherd fundraiser, and the Nightmare Before Christmas ball at 24 Moons.

Currently I’m performing at an excellent new nightclub in Auckland called Las Vegas, which has got incredible seedy David Lynch vibes, all vintage wallpaper and red velvet curtains.

And I’m making big plans for 2016! BUNKER will be playing in April and The Syndicate and Captain Ruin will be touring Europe and the UK mid year. So stay tuned for more updates soon!

Thanks for all the fun times folks it’s been a pleasure meeting and working with so many beautiful people around the world. I feel humbled and grateful for all the incredible opportunities and it’s my pleasure to keep making people gasp, laugh and cheer in return.

Lots of love to you all and all the best for the new year!

MITCH / CAPTAIN RUIN

Wednesday
Nov182015

Sea Shepherd Fundraiser this Sunday

Featuring fantastic guest speakers and excellent entertainment, this is a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and have a really good time too! I'll be performing at 1pm on the main stage!

 

Friday
Nov062015

Nightmare Before Christmas

Super excited for this excellent event next weekend, it's going to be awesome and I get to creep out and perform as the one and only Beetlejuice!

Book your tickets through this link http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/a-nightmare-before-christmas/81258

And use the code CptRuin for discounted entry!
See you there for a freaky friday night! 


Monday
Oct122015

STRANGE DEEDS

It's that time again - Summer begins and so do the shows!

Catch me performing at one of the following gigs!

Mess The West - DIY Festival

Saturday 24th October
Hotshots Community Centre, Footscray

Catch Captain Ruin performing in the evening as well as running workshops in Basic Knots and Fence Jumping in the afternoon!

More info from www.messthewestfest.wordpress.com

Love Street Music Festival

Sunday 25th October
Howler, Brunswick

Tickets and more info from www.lovestreetmusicfest.com

Nightmare Before Christmas - a Tim Burton-themed Ball

Friday 13th November
24 Moons, 2 Arthurton Road Northcote

Tickets and more info from www.24moons.com.au 

ScumFest

Saturday 14th November
Old Queens Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Tickets and more info from www.scumfest.com.au

Ocean Defence Tour - Sea Shepherd Fundraiser 

Saturday 22nd November
Seaworks, Williamstown

Tickets and more info from www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdMelbourne 

Plus more to be announced!

Monday
Aug312015

Europe 2015! 

I've had a huge European/UK summer performing at some of the major music and arts festivals, as well as seeing a metric fuck ton of shows. Alongside performing in a different city every week, just after I left Australia back in June I found out that I had received an ArtStart grant to support a period of professional development visiting festivals and watching contemporary physical and immersive theatre. So it has been a massive trip!

Some of the highlights have been

- featuring in the Circus and Theatre program at Glastonbury, as well as MCing one of the main venues in Shangri-La. All up I did 10 shows over the 4 days!

- opening the World Turbojugend Festival (which people come to from all over Europe and the world) with Elle Diablo and performing a killer set at Queen Calavera in Hamburg - the appropriately titled and world-famous Home of Burlesque!

- Spending two weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe, performing every night with the Interstellar Cabaret to great crowds and getting to see about a dozen amazing shows (and some shit ones too!)

- And of course this notorious moment where I decided to try out a new stunt in front of 600 people in a massive circus tent as the opening act for one of my favourite punk bands of all time, The Subhumans! It was truly uplifting!

 

 

I'll have some fun stuff coming up in Australia over the coming Summer - and I'm also now taking bookings for 2015/2016, so if you need a mischevious and enthusiastic carny to MC your event or perform death defying circus-sideshow acts, please get in touch via the contact form!

Rock n Roll!