A Koral Chandler & Critical Stages Production

Written and Performed by Tom Flanagan

“[Kaput] just reaches in and puts a string of coloured lights around your heart.” – The Scotsman

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

Hilarious clowning and circus fun for all the family!

Kaput, the multi-award winning family show has melted hearts of all ages around the world with it’s glorious brand of slapstick, acrobatics and total silliness. Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him. This clumsy ‘Mr. Fixit’ takes one step forward and two-steps back in a highly skilled, hilariously funny and beautifully poignant bit of madness.

Kaput, Tom’s first solo show, 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 the silent slapstick acrobatic comedy show has toured four continents, won countless awards and collected fans from 5 to 95 years old.

Available to Tour



Physical Theatre, Family Show, Comedy


60 minutes


Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Spiegeltent

Previous Seasons

Previous seasons include:
2017 Hothouse Theatre
2016 International Arts Carnival, Hong Kong
2015 10 Days on the Island
2015 Calgary International Children’s Festival
2015 Montreal Comedy Festival Gala
2014 Sydney Festival
2014 Brisbane Festival
2014 Vancouver Children’s Festival
2012 Edinburgh Fringe
2012 Western Australian Circus Festival
2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival

What people are saying

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

…dangerously clever” – Rip it Up 

Tom Flanagan is a hugely talented physical performer…” – The West Australian

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

Flanagan channeled every slapstick genius from Buster Keaton to Los Trios Ringbarkus…” –The West Australian

The hooligan acrobatics of clown Tom Flanagan are a pure joy to watch” – Australian Times (UK)