“The All Skills, No Frills Show!
Featuring One (slightly wonky) Chair, One (slightly gappy) Table and One (super stuffed) Suitcase with a soundsystem!
Once all that’s set up there’s the small matter of some high reaching Acrobatics, some Newspaper Magic, a Fire Juggling routine and a 5 x High Balancing Stack to get through!
Oh and, well, it being Monsieur Gusto, the world’s greatest Juggling Escapologist, there’s also the small matter of getting Tied to a Chair in Five Meters of Chains and Two Padlocks while in a Strait Jacket and trying to Escape.
In 60 seconds.
In his new suit…
Monsieur Gusto – All Tied Up is a fantastic comic Circus Show suitable for the entire Family.
It has proved a major success Nationally and Internationally having toured Ireland, Australia and Asia in recent years.
Produced by Alchemy Arts and Supported by Culture Ireland and The Circus Factory.
Directed by David Spathaky.”
Will Flanagan is a professional performer, circus artist and producer. “He is the Artistic Director of Alchemy Arts, a Contemporary Circus and Street Theatre company based in Co. Cork, Ireland, having previously run the award-winning Street Theatre company PassePartout from 2008 – 2019. Will is a co-founder of The Circus Factory, Ireland’s first full time training and creation space for the Circus Arts, and was a member of its management committee from its inception until 2017. He was their Artist in Residence in 2019.
One of Ireland’s most prolific circus artists, Will presents work on a bi-annual basis at the National Circus Festival, and has had sold out runs at the International Street Theatre Festival and Cork’s Midsummer Festival. He has performed throughout Europe, and the diversity of his work is characterised by the range of international venues he has performed in, from the Anton Checkov theatre in Russia to the Indian Juggling Convention and The Land Art Festival of Taiwan.
His most recent work includes the commissioned production The Presence, a series of interactive short films, and his work with the character of The Collector for RTE’s Culture Night.
‘I am inspired by collaborative, devised frameworks for making that integrate a variety of performative practices – Circus Skills, Physical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Character Acting and Digital Media. These are explored with the intention of creating distinctive productions that actively engage audiences and explore personal & universal modes of expression.’”