Circus antics and slapstick for kids
Reviewed at the Garden of Unearthly Delights on 9 March 2019
Presented by NCM
The opening to this show was colourful, skillful and entertaining. What a wallop of a start! Unfortunately, it all crashed into a wall slightly with opening dialogue that wasn’t particularly enticing for adults let alone children. But then the team of three got into their acrobatic antics and clowning,and the whole show lifted and continued on a whole new level.
There are themes of sustainability and teamwork interwoven throughout the hour show, but they don’t hit us over the head (except for the aforementioned start). There’s certainly enough to keep the kids entertained (and, let’s be honest, the adults too). There is one particularly funny (and slightly gory) bit concerning one of the performers losing their brain – and lots of ‘fart’ jokes (and who doesn’t like a good ‘fart’ joke!).
For the adults, the tricks are nothing new – but, for the children it is most likely an enthralling experience. All in all, this is a nice way for a family to spend an afternoon together, enjoying the Fringe.
Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Venue: The Factory at the Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season: Until 11 March 2019
Duration: 50 mins
Tickets: $20 – $25 Family $80