It's fight night at the circus!

Season: 22. February – 16. August 2020

The makers of the legendary whiskey-soaked circus party SCOTCH & SODA return with their latest trick LE COUP. Cheer on the daredevil acrobats and musicians from Australia - you're invited to their boisterous fight night in the boxing ring!


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Wild showmanship meets Neo-Vaudeville when the daring competitors of LE COUP present their skills: Hand-to-hand acrobatics, trapeze, straps, hair hanging, and juggling with bowling balls included. Featuring a ferocious live soundtrack by the bluegrass band Father Grant and The Blunt Objects and singer Mary Murderess, the artists fire each other up to the highest level of tricks. LE COUP is a tribute to old funfairs, the travelling folk, the showmen and acrobats who had to earn the favour of the audience and their merits. So get inspired by The Boss, Sally The Cat, The Ugly Hungarian, Sister, Barry The Builder and The King, all of whom will step into the ring to take the win.

In LE COUP, sitting back is not an option, so don't forget to cheer on your favourite and loudly place your bets. Get ready for a squad that's got a trunkful of tricks.

About the Creative Team

Company 2 is a performing arts group based in Brisbane, Australia, driven by a desire to tell stories and interact with other artists and audiences. The group aims to create heartfelt contemporary circus that gives space to ideas and voices that they believe should be heard. They are dancers, musicians, and circus artists who like to experiment in order to create stories that challenge, entertain, and delight. Under the artistic direction of Chelsea McGuffin, the works of Company 2 are created collectively -performers, technicians, organizers, and the audience are all involved in the artistic process. Their works are constantly growing and changing along with the group and its community. Their great successes include Cantina, Scotch & Soda, Sediment, and Wunderage in cooperation with Circus Oz. LE COUP premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019.

In the press

“All the ingredients of a great party: humour, laughter, risk and a little bit of titillation. A very enjoyable show!”
Scottish Fields

“A gloriously (mock) gory night out – a raucous rollercoaster ride through vaudeville’s darker histories ”
Total Theatre

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