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

2018 Tour: 

Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool, Roxy Theatre, Leeton, Hothouse Theatre, Albury-Wodonga, Merriwa School of Arts, Denman, Scone, Murrurundi, Bowral, Parramatta, Marion Cultural Centre

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

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)

2019 Tour Dates

22 March Theatre 44, Broken Hill
27 March Inverell Town Hall
28 March Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes
29 March Tenterfield School of Arts
1 June Royal Theatre, Quirindi
2 June Warialda Town Hall  
16 June Hawker Institute
18 June Elliston Hall
20-21 June Roxbylink Auditorium
23 June Burra Town Hall
25 June Brinkworth Soldiers Memorial Hall
27 June Parndana Town Hall

21 September Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine

19 December Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre 

29 November – 1 December Shanghai Comedy Festival, Huangpu Theatre, China