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NOV 2018 - JAN 2019 - MADRID (SPAIN), MUNICH (GERMANY)

 

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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!

Wednesday
Jul012015

Death Machine! (Or The Machine That May Or May Not Produce Death!)

A new video arrived in my inbox today, courtesy of the good folks at Ballarat's FedUniLive course. Filmed at the recent World Sideshow Festival, this is the first footage of my brand new and world first escape from what is essentially a home made gas chamber, or death machine. The escape has to take place within the limits of one breath to avoid asphyxiation. Developed originally as part of BUNKER, this routine is now available for bookings.

Today i've also cleaned up the Shows section of the website so you can now watch promo reels for all the shows I am involved in. Enjoy!

Sunday
Mar292015

Upside Down Straitjacket Escape!

Captain Ruin's incredible upside down straitjacket escape, as performed at the Sydney Road street Party in March 2015.

Hanging 8m in the air by just his ankles, this acrobatic and highly dangerous escape is completed by Captain Ruin in just 1 minute!

Available for bookings where-ever technical conditions allow.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Mad March

The Fringe is over! Here is a delightful shot of the Imaginarium and staff on our closing night in Adelaide. We had a fantastic season, smashing out hundreds of 15min shows over the 5 weeks, and making thousands of people laugh - a worthy endeavour indeed!

And now it's back to Melbourne for plenty more fun. GrrlFest is this weekend! I'll be Production Managing, but if you can spot me behind my clipboard, come and say hi!

And then coming up the weekend after is the return of one of my favourite gigs from last year - HOWL! I'll be on MC duties once more, so make sure you get your tickets so as not to miss out on a huge night of wild women and mad men!

Thursday
Mar052015

From Adelaide to Melbourne to Tasmania!

 

I haven't had time at all to update the website - i've been run off my feet managing The Imaginarium - our fantastic comedy venue at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

While I was there I somehow found some time to get in a gig as "The Most Awful Men in History" at the Fringe Club with Samora Squid. Our show teaches how to kill people with household objects as a way of curbing overpopulation. It went down a treat :D

Samora and I also scared the shit out of a lucky audience at The Late Show with our amazing rock n roll machismo aka the most homo erotic Knife Throwing act ever. It had to be done - it was Clipsal weekend and listening to AC/DC just makes me want to kiss men.

And then from Adelaide to Melbourne, on no sleep, I set up some of our

carnival games and fairy floss, and then MC-ed a stage at the Sydney Rd Street Party here in lovely Brunswick. I also got to perform my upside down straitjacket escape 8m high in front of my 3.5yr old daughter for the first time, which was amazing! Here's a great photo of Zak Pidd rocking the Highstriker!

Tomorrow i'll be heading down to Tasmania to appear at the second Festival Called Panama. It's an amazing lineup, run by incredible people and held on beautiful land. Hopefully some of you have tickets, and I'll see you there! We are performign Saturday and Sunday night in the Bedoin Tent .

Stay Freaky folks!

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