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The Syndicate presents BUNKER at Woodford Folk Festival

The Syndicate is hugely excited to finally announce that we will be premiering a brand new show at Woodford Folk Festival. After an amazing run taking our previous self-titled show around Australia, we're proud to share the dates for our first run of BUNKER. Three kids, left behind by a suicide cult that thought the world was over, growing up underground, confused and alone. It's going to be dark, weird and kinky (in a Mormon dress-up sort of way). It features live music as well as a whole new soundscape by Samora Squid. It introduces Elle Diablo to our little group of misfits. And there is a whole range of spectacular never seen before stunts, escapes and dangerous feats to witness and wonder over. Drink the Kool-Aid and JOIN US, only at Woodford Folk Festival.


The Syndicate takes Adelaide Fringe by Storm!

The Syndicate did smashingly at Adelaide Fringe, selling out our final weekend in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, and taking home a highly acclaimed Circus gong at the weekly awards. We have some great new photos from our season up in the Images section. Stay tuned for news of an upcoming international Syndicate tour!



Captain Ruin, Ell Bella and Bam Bam are roaring in to Adelaide to scandalise and amaze with THE SYNDICATE!

Presented in the beautiful and historic wooden tent, Le Cascadeur, The Syndicate is this years hot ticket in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Featuring death defying sideshow, bent burlesque, daring circus stunts and mystifying magic, this is a show that will have all Adelaide talking! So don't miss out! Check out more amazing images from the show in the "images" section above, and then pre book tickets here.

Are you ready to be initiated?

14th Feb - 2nd March (no show Mon/Tues)
10.45pm (60 minutes)
Le Cascadeur, The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Rundle Park, Adelaide


Brand New Show- THE SYNDICATE!

Thats right manly ladies and gentle lads, Captain Ruin has a brand new show coming up this month in Melbourne!

Are you ready to be initiated? Come, step into a dark world of mystery with The Syndicate – a racy, late night sideshow sensation featuring acclaimed purveyors of the weird and wonderful. The deviously charming CAPTAIN RUIN, circus dare devil ELL BELLA and Madame of the macarbe - BAM BAM. Having scandalized audiences around Australia, now it’s Melbourne’s turn to be intrigued and entertained by a classic combination of DANGER! SEX! MAGIC! and PAIN!. With sinister skills designed to shock and amaze these three acclaimed performers tear through an hour of deadly delights - circus, cabaret, sideshow, magic and comedy! Howl at the moon and join The Syndicate for a night out in the underground that you’ll never forget!

Tickets are now on sale - get em here!


2013 - the year we thought we'd never see...

Gee i'm glad that the Mayan apocalypse turned out to be just a misguided (and slightly vacuous) attempt to create a spiritual revolution from an ancient culture, rather than the fire and brimstone that some pundits were promising. Why? Because of all the awesome gigs that i've got booked, thats why!

There's been so much on that its hard to keep track - but in brief, the last 3 months have been a riot of play, work and adventure. One Night Stand won an award (Original New Circus) at the Melbourne Fringe, after a sold out season in Brisbane, making for a very happy performer! And then the Great Gordo Gamsby an I triumphed with a massive effort to produce HappyLand for the Harvest Music Festival in Werribee Gardens. A spuriously Happy(tm) time was had by all, including the late night revelry that was unleashed on the second evening when all the employees went a bit bonkers from too much sun and sugar. A certain actor (who I'm sure will be famous and easily blackmailed in the future) was seen giving head to a candy striped dildo worn by a soft toy through the hole of a face-hole board. Also I knew that it was a good idea to make HappyLand underwear - they sold out! December saw some time off and a trip up the coast to Sydney and Austinmer, and then it was knuckle down time to prepare our new show The Syndicate for Falls Festival in Lorne. A brilliant new piece of late night sideshow action that wowed the crowds with its racy and explosive finale. I was privileged to work with two fine performers in Ella Bella and Bam Bam for that one, and you'll be seeing much more of us real soon - this show's got legs!


See the sidebar for more info on upcoming gigs, but in brief whats coming up next is the usual summer run around - i'll be passing through your town sooner or later it seems, bringing some old time carny-punk fire, so watch this space for more details. Coming up next is the Tasmanian Circus Festival with last years hit circus troupe Full Cream Circus (formerly Crack a Fat). Home in Melbourne at the start of February, and in collaboration with the fine people of the Bally, we'll be presenting special once off performances of The Syndicate and One Night Stand, on High st in Northcote. Then it's off to New Zealand for a tour of One Night Stand in Auckland and Wellington - so if you have friends in those parts; spread the word! And then, after New Zealand it will be north again for Full Cream Circus in Sydney as part of Hoopla! Phew! Lots to do, as you can see. If you're interested in catching up, drinking beer, helping me publicise and scoring an interview or a comp for any of the above shows, please get in touch via my contact form.

Otherwise I hope to see you out there at a show somewhere. Until then, stay freaky and live, love, laugh!