Captain Frodo has been a performer all his life. As a son of a magician Frodo’s love affair with the stage began in The Great Santini’s Magic Show, in Norway.
Frodo was born with hyper mobile joints which led him to escapology. Using his natural flexibility to wriggle his way out of a straight jacket became the finale of the family show. Yet that finale became the start of the Captain’s next career as The Incredible Rubberman. It turned out that audiences were more fascinated with the crazy contortions and strange dislocations that happened inside the straight jacket, than the escape itself. He had successfully turned his deformity into his art.
Frodo has performed with the Kamikaze Freakshow, the Modern Primitives, the Happy Sideshow, Circus Oz, Circus Monoxide, Medium Rare, he has worked for ten years with La Soiree (aka La Clique), with Vegas Nocturne at Rose Rabbit Lie in Las Vegas, and with OhLaLa Crazy, Sexy, Artistic Circus as well as presenting his own full length solo shows.
Captain Frodo’s brand of illuminated showmanship is both hysterically funny and surprisingly moving.
This bendy clown is surely the Tommy Cooper of contortion,
What’s On, London
Captain Frodo's charm lies in the way he interacts with the audience, wickedly taking them on a physical, comedic, journey while poking them into contemplating what is important in life.
ABC Perth, Australia
A triumph of optimism over biology.
Sydney morning Herald
Captain Frodo, the most imaginative – and perhaps more importantly, hysterical – contortion act you are ever likely to see.
The Stage, London
He is unique, convulsively funny and probably a genius.
Financial Times, London
Contortionist Captain Frodo's party piece may be dislocating his shoulder, but when he climbs up an increasingly precarious tower made from upturned buckets of diminishing size, his precarious ascent becomes a comment on the absurdity of all human endeavour.
The Guardian, London