On the Couch with Thomas Gorham

Thomas Gorham AAR On the CouchWho is Thomas Gorham?
Thomas Gorham is one of the leading figures in the explosion of small company circus in Australia. He is one half of the duo behind Head First Acrobats, sharing the brains with Cal Harris. Known for playing an array of fun characters while spinning upside down on his head.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
If I couldn’t be a performer I would definitely do something in science or technology.

Who inspires you and why?
There are so many innovative movers out there. My favourite b-boys when I started break-dancing are physicz and kujo. My personal superhero is Malia Walsh – a circus superstar who is also an awesome director, comedian, producer and friend.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would change the method by which we vote to strip power from this media controlled state. I would make something like ABC’s vote compass the only way to vote. It matches people’s opinions on issues to a a parties policy without mentioning which party it is. At the end it tells you which party most aligns with your values. Surprisingly enough there are far more greenies than people thought!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I actually love to visit my family in Brisbane. Life is a holiday on tour but you rarely get to see family. Also I really dig Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland coast.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Chin Chin (restaurant) – worth the wait!

What are you currently reading?
The rule book to Dungeons and Dragons. Haha!

What are you currently listening to?
In For The Kill – La Roux.

Happiness is?
A full table of friends and flowing wine.

What does the future hold for you?
More shows, more friends, more cities, more tables of food and wine. Maybe I’ll slow down sometime. Probably not!

Thomas can be seen in Head First Acrobats‘ production of Elixir – currently playing in The Famous Spiegeltent as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival until 20 April. For more information, visit: www.comedyfestival.com.au for details.

Image: Thomas Gorham (supplied)