Le Coup (from the French word to hit) is a neo-vaudeville speakeasy, where it’s fight night at the circus.

Wild showmanship meets neo-vaudeville when the daring competitors of Le Coup present their skills: hand-to-hand acrobatics, trapeze, sling and juggling (with bowling balls). 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 entertainment. Le Coup is a tribute to old funfairs, the travelling folk, the showmen and women who had to earn the favour of the audience in order to survive. So, get inspired by The Boss, Sally the Alley Cat, Ugly, Sister, Barry, and The King as they step into the ring to take the win.

In Le Coup sitting back is not an option, do not forget to cheer for your favourite fighter and place your bets with The Bookie. Get ready for a circus flight night that’s got a whole trunkful of tricks.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
C, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

The show uses slapstick fight simulation throughout the performance for comedy effect only. Full/Modified Tech Specs can be supplied to meet requirements of specific venues.

Nicholas Clark Management (NCM) Agent NCM is dedicated to making high quality Australian work that is highly theatrical and supports and develops the emotional intelligence of young people and family audiences. NCM regular tours work to national and international markets. Recent tours include Western Australia, Victoria, New Zealand, UK, China, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Malta and Singapore. (www.nicholasclarkmanagement.com)

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Unique Selling Point

Chelsea McGuffin's work is known across the globe for the magical worlds which she creates. Her work allows an audience to be absorbed and escape. From 1920's Cantina's, travelling gypsy bands, and kaleidoscopes of colour. Le Coup is no different, spectacular circus acts integrated with live self produced bluegrass music combined into a feast of entertainment! Step into the old world of the travelling carnivals where things can get pretty rowdy. Get ready for a circus fight night that’s got a whole trunkful of tricks.

Marketing Materials

Promo Footage Production stills Reviews Hero Images Media Templates Merchandise and music from the show available to purchase online

Chelsea McGuffin is a leader in her field and one of the few female contemporary circus directors in the world. This year she was awarded the Australia Council Theatre Award, another testament to her contribution to Australian theatre. Le Coup is Chelsea McGuffin's latest touring work and follows on from the success of Scotch & Soda (SNS). SNS toured worldwide for the past 6 years and has created significant interest in CM with many presenting partners wishing to book the next work.

Community Engagement

The show is available to tour to regional and remote communities. The high quality and professional show will help to promote venues and bring people to the local theatres to engage with the show. The performers can offer a Q and A with public after the show. Several members of the cast are working teachers in their field and have a lot of experience in teaching and hosting workshops in both music and circus. Workshops can be made available upon request.