Carl-Einar Hackner - Big In Sweden (SWE)
A mega-star in the land of the midnight sun, Carl-Einar is living proof that Swedes can offer more to showbiz than bell-bottomed jumpsuits and 70s pop anthems. Apparently clueless yet full of brilliantly executed routines, this masterful fool, a star of La Clique, has wowed audiences worldwide with his uniquely shambolic brand of comedy, magic, music and illusion.
"This blond-locked buffoon is a brilliantly silly Ikea Tommy Cooper, pulling endless magic shop tricks out of his tatty bag. Clearly a perfect addition to the dysfunctional La Clique family." Evening Standard (UK)
"The golden boy is Carl-Einar Häckner, a hilariously backward comedy magician in a jumpsuit — Tommy Cooper meets Björn Again. If I laugh more at anything this Christmas , call me an ambulance." The Times (UK)
"All manic apologetic laughs, and dove-like hand gestures, Carl-Einar lays you in the aisles." The Independent (UK)
Please note: This show was previously advertised as taking place at The Forum with ticket sales through Ticketek. It has moved to Swiss Club and is on sale through Ticketmaster
Tickets previously purchased through Ticketek will be honoured.
"[I laughed] myself stupid... his act quickly took a surreal hairpin-turn into demented sight gags and magic tricks. I have never seen anyone do that with a mouth organ."
"Famous in Scandinavia, making a splash here"
The Age (feature)
""Nonsensical mirth from beginning to end" 4.5 stars (in print)"
""Camp, kitschy, cringe-worthy and ultimately hilarious" - 4.5 stars (in print)"
"A perfect blend of slapstick, songs, illusion and idiocy"
25 March - 18 April
Tue-Sat 8.15pm, Sun 5.30pm
89 Flinders Lane (btw Russell & Exhibition Sts), Melbourne
Conc, Group (8 or more) & Tightarse Tuesday $21 (N/A Sat)
- Ticketmaster 1300 660 013
- At the door