Fringe Review: Circus’cision

Audiences will eat up this mixed bag of acrobatic and cabaret entertainers in a late-night, adults-only variety performance.

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Presented by Head First Acrobats
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Audiences will eat up this mixed bag of acrobatic and cabaret entertainers in a late-night, adults-only variety performance.

Circus’cision presents to its audiences a variety of cabaret and circus acts that rotate every night, showcasing the wide array of talent that this year’s Adelaide Fringe provides. The performances can vary from sarcastic and sassy magicians and hula-hooping goddesses, to muscly, topless acrobats in Game of Thrones attire, and fast-talking hand-puppet masters who like to get up close and very personal with their audience.

This is a perfect show for those who wish to have a small taste of a mixture of acts and performers, especially when the line-up for the Fringe can be overwhelming with the amount of choices audiences have.

Due to the fact that the performers do rotate throughout the show’s season, it makes sense that the performances do feel somewhat thrown together and there isn’t succinct cohesion between the acts. Whether this actually makes much of a difference in a late-night show is another matter as most audience members may not find this overwhelmingly off-putting towards the end of the night.

Head First Acrobats is a Melbourne based production company who also provide two other shows at this year’s Adelaide Fringe; the family orientated Arrr We There Yet?!, (click here to read Glam’s review) and the late-night, adults-only Elixir which has just arrived back in Australia after touring the United Kingdom.

For an audience that’s after a mixture of laughs, awe-inspiring acrobatics and maybe a little nudity and naughtiness, Circus’cision will tick all their boxes.

Reviewed by Georgina Smerd
Twitter: @Georgie_xox

Rating out of 5:  4

Venue: The Octagon at Gluttony, Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Season:  2 – 17 March
Duration: 50 mins
Tickets:  $25 – $30
Bookings:  https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/circus-cision-af2018

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