Thomas McDonald / Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Peter Principle—Thomas McDonald at Melbourne Fringe

Kids and adults alike will adore award-winning circus comedian Thomas McDonald’s brand-new show The Peter Principle, premiering at Melbourne Fringe. A one-man circus-comedy set in an office, the show is based around the so-called ‘Peter Principle’, that every office worker is promoted to their level of incompetence.

Described as being ‘suitable for interns, work experience kids and rusted-on pencil pushers everywhere’, McDonald’s delightful new physical comedy pokes fun at our bizarre relationship to 9-to-5 office work, and poses the question: “What if you’re hopeless at everything?”

McDonald merges circus, clowning and theatrical skills to create whimsical, story-driven shows that are truly engaging and entertaining for audiences of all ages. His previous works have included The Famous Maurice Flea Circus…We Should Quit (Best Circus, Melbourne Fringe 2013), Plan B, and Undertone (Best Circus, Perth Fringe 2015). He recently worked with Tumble Circus in the UK on Unsuitable, Dislocate’s The Fairy Show, and Head First Acrobat’s Arrr We There Yet?. He is currently performing in Trash Test Dummies.

“McDonald’s rope routine is jaw-dropping, and the lack of lyra or sequins in favour of jeans and a business shirt reminds us that these extraordinary feats are also very human.”—

Event starts
Thursday 12 September, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 14 September, 2019
The Melba Spiegeltent at the Melba and Beyond
Venue Address
35 Johnston Street

Melbourne, , Collingwood

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