Circus / Theatre
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Aerial Acrobatics. Clown boxing. Crabs. That's something a bit different, isn't it. Yes, yes it is.

Part surrealist comedy, part technical virtuosity Fisticuffs pushes the boundaries of circus in a unique, incendiary show that is skillful, funny and strangely beautiful.

"Like a Stewart Lee of circus" Mysteria Maxima Magazine, 2018
"Breathtaking aerial acrobatics, truly absurd performance art" Weekend Notes, 2018
Winner Charlie Carol Award for Comedic Innovation 2009
Circa Festival Nominee 2012

Presented by:
Sven Hopla

Formally trained at the ACA and Circomedia (UK) Sven couples his high physicality with his acting studies received at West Australia’s Academy of Performing Arts to subvert the of circus and theatre to see what they are and could be.

Using the physicality of circus and the stagecraft of theatre Sven Hopla pushes at the confines of both to create work that is surreal, funny and strangely beautiful. Transgressive without reverting to shock tactics and able to couple caustic wit with warmth Sven Hopla’s work is circus theatre for the thinking audience. He has played on the main stage at Glastonbury to thousands with Arcadia Spectacular and to twenty kids in a field with The Big Bounce and has thoroughly enjoyed both.

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The Black Flamingo at Yagan Square

Yagan Square, Perth, WA, 6000


The Black Flamingo at Yagan Square

Yagan Square, Perth, WA, 6000

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Occasional


Kleenheat Sizzle Factor

Reviewed 4