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Model Citizens by Circus Oz

Melbourne, Victoria, 20th June - 16th July

Captain Ruin features in an incredible new show by Circus Oz, satirising the myths of modern Australian culture in a high octane acrobatic world of oversized objects and stunning acrobatics. Don't miss it!

Tickets available through www.circusoz.com


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ONE NIGHT STAND is Selling Out!!

Following a SOLD OUT Brisbane season, One Night Stand opens in Melbourne this Saturday night!

We were pleased to receive a great review from Arts Hub on opening night. Flloyd Kennedy called the show "thought provoking, amusing and highly recommended"! Read the rest of the review here - http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/reviews/performing-arts/one-night-stand-191814

In his first solo show, Captain Ruin takes the audience on a journey through prisons, punchlines and politics using striptease, daring sideshow stunts and a ferocious wit. Directed by Derek Ives (Candy Butchers, Circus Oz) this is honest, angry and topical circus with a social conscience - not to be missed!

' The performer is great fun to watch in this quirky and unique show” – The West Australian, Feb 2012

'Australia's Harry Houdini' - John Safran, Triple J

Brisbane festival & QUT present One Night Stand
25 - 29th September, all shows 7pm
Sue Benner Theatre (access via alley), Metro Arts
Tickets from brisbanefestival.com.au

Melbourne Fringe festival presents One Night Stand
6 - 13th October, 7.45pm, 6.45pm Sunday
Fringe Hub - The Ballroom, Lithuanian Club, North Melbourne
Tickets from melbournefringe.com.au


Melbourne Fringe Festival Launch

I was invited to appear at the Melbourne Fringe Festival program launch today, which was a great honour. Plus i got my bearded mug in the Herald Scum and made fun of the Deputy Lord Mayor. I was dissappointed not to have the chance to remind Robert Doyle of his mistreatment of the Occupy Melbourne demonstrators, but perhaps he cancelled because he heard that I would be performing my egg piece :D

Here's a link to the paper's article with photo of yours truly!




To the future!

It's been a big year so far. After Woodford, Perth Fringe festival. After Perth, I spent 6 weeks in Adelaide performing with the fine freakshow company of the Sideshow Wonderland and Mutant Barnyard combined shows, in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. There I met and appeared on stage with one of the most heavily tattooed men in the world, a Texan native known as the Lizardman! In 2011 he was voted by Ripley's Believe It or Not as 'the strangest man in the world'. His real name's Eric. Awesome.

After Adelaide fringe I morphed into an old world steel beam clambering rigger for the local production of I Frankenstein. Here's me having a nap 30m off the ground in the abandoned Argus building in downtown Melbourne.

After all that work I felt it was time to get some adventure back into my system, so I took a few months out and travelled through the jungles of Borneo to meet the wild Orangutangs, hung out and cameoed onstage with Indonesian crust punks, and then flew to Africe to hitchhike through the great Saharan desert of Morocco.

And now? It's onwards and upwards - to the future! There is some really exciting things coming up in the world of Captain Ruin, not least of which is the revamped and reworked version of One Night Stand. Derek Ives and I have been plotting and scheming over the shows new direction, and i'm excited to say that i think it will be a whole lot darker, more clown-tragic and yet still firey and hell raising. It's premiering in Brisbane for Under the Radar from the 25th - 29th September, and then making its crash debut in Melbourne for the Fringe Festival on the 6th - 13th October. 

And before that in September i'll be making an appearance with the League of Sideshow Superstars at the Adelaide Royal Show, at the Adelaide showgrounds, where i'll be joined by Tiger Lil, Samora Squid and the one and only Manx, in a show of epic proportions. See it to believe it!

So thats a very brief update - have a look around the site to find more show information, check out the photos from some of my recent adventures, and explore the dangerously wonderful world of Captain Ruin! Keep it freaky folks... :D



My short visit to Perth for the debut of my new solo show was wonderful - thanks to all those who came out to see the show, and who helped me out while i was in town. I'm now in Adelaide working in the Garden of Unearthly Delights - see the Gigs sidebar for more info. If you're in Radelaide, come down and see the freaks You'll catch me working the Mutant Barnyard Tuesday to Sunday. 

Here's what people and reviewers had to say about One Night Stand in Perth!


"a raw, raunchy, punk variety show", agendacity.com, 6.02.2012

"quirky and unique ... the performer is great fun to watch", The West Australian, 7.02.2012

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