The Sama Kutra

A “sexy, naughty, wild and hilarious ride”, The Sama Kutra  is Fifty Shades of Grey meets Cirque du Soleil!

Sama Kutra



After endless years of marriage Sizzle and Spark Fandango are desperate to infuse some passion into their wilting relationship. Lost, afraid and confused, they blunder their way through a night of ridiculous erotic antics and kinky desires. Can the secrets of the ancient Sama Kutra save their marriage?

The genesis of Sizzle and Spark as a clown duo began in 2013 when Jacqueline Russell and Jed Tomlinson were both participants in a “Joey and Auguste” duo clown workshop at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (in Ontario, Canada) facilitated by John Turner and Michael Kennard (of Mump and Smoot fame). Under the guidance of these legendary clowns Russell and Tomlinson quickly realized that they had a natural chemistry on stage and the initial fifteen-minute piece they had created would make a captivating full length show. The show has toured extensively, performing over 50 shows in the last year and garnering praise and accolades from critics and audiences across Western Canada.

The Sama Kutra is appearing in the Mainspace Theatre
Thursday June 9th, 7:15pm
Friday June 10th, 8:45pm
Saturday June 11th, 7:15pm
All tickets are $16.50 and are available online and at the Factory Theatre box office.
Click here for online tickets for this show.

Director – Michael Kennard
For the past twenty-five years Michael has been a co-creator (with John Turner), performer and producer with internationally acclaimed clown duo Mump & Smoot.
Jed Tomlinson – Spark
Jed is a Montreal based clown who has toured extensively through Canada. Jed has taught clown for Momo Dance, Bishops University and the University of Regina. Jed has trained primarily under John Turner at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance where he is an artist in residency.
Jacqueline Russell – Sizzle
Jacqueline Russell’s clown credits include: Going to the Chapel (The Golden Age Circus Cabaret), The Worry Wart (Edmonton Fringe) and Raunch (Western Canda Fringe Tour with co-creator Alice Nelson). Jacqueline has studied clown with Tami Dowler-Coltman, Jan Henderson and primarily with John Turner.

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