Formed in 1979 when they were drama school students, Los Trios Ringbarkus comprised Stephen Kearney and Neill Gladwin. Their brand of comedy theatre, a kind of cross between Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton took them around the world many times over the next 13 years, working in theatre, film and tv.


They described their work as ‘anti-tainment’, a kind of dada inspired disaster act in which they played two stage frightened clowns who couldn’t greet the audience without creating a mistake. Their humour depended on making the audience laugh through making them feel uncomfortable and not through generating confidence. This original theatrical construction was simultaneously hilarious as well as confronting.


Like all great clowns, their work was dangerous, volatile, funny and never complacent.


Los Trios Ringbarkus won the Perrrier Award for the Best Comedy, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1983.

 

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Lano & Woodley

In 1993 Neill Gladwin co-wrote and directed Lano and Woodley, comedy hit of the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy and Sydney Festivals and won the 1994 Edinburgh Perrier Award. He has also directed a subsequent work for Lano and Woodley, Curtains in 1995.

Tripod - Tripod vs The Dragon

In 1993 Neill Gladwin co-wrote and directed Lano and Woodley, comedy hit of the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy and Sydney Festivals and won the 1994 Edinburgh Perrier Award. He has also directed a subsequent work for Lano and Woodley, Curtains in 1995.