Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Review: Rouge

Rouge, the award-winning circus for adults, returns to the Adelaide Fringe with a dazzling, gasp-inducing celebration of sexuality.

Rouge, the circus for adults, is a silly, sexy, funny, dazzling celebration of sexuality.

Presented by: Gluttony & Highwire Entertainment
Reviewed on March 2nd

Rouge, the circus for grown-ups, has returned to the Adelaide Fringe with another tongue in cheek, excellently outrageous show.

From the moment the lights are dimmed, the audience is treated to a dazzling display of acrobatics, cabaret, and burlesque from the talented cast.

Rouge doesn’t take itself too seriously, melding cabaret with comedy, risqué jokes aplenty.

The cast is talented, particularly spectacular in their fire twirling and gasp-inducing aerial stunts.

Midway through the show, there’s an impressive dance on the stage in a cyr wheel. It’s hauntingly beautiful, a show of both grace and strength.

Rouge constantly teases the audience, darting between dazzling physical feats and slapstick humour (think a carrot strap on).

The show is, in its essence, a powerful celebration of sexuality and relationships of different kinds.

It’s silly, sexy, and funny, and the audience is clearly captivated throughout.

Rouge is perhaps the escapism all of us need in these uncertain times.

Venue: The Peacock at Gluttony – Rymill Park
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: $39.00 to $48.00

Rating out of 5: 4.5

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