Empyrean at Gluttony, Tue 27 Feb.
[CIRCUS & PHYSICAL THEATRE/CABARET – SA]
Circus skills to the fore, we are led through a little murder and mystery by our very own ‘tricky dicky’ who leads us along the same merry path he travels to find the answers to many of his, and life’s, questions.
Gun shots start and finish this show with many acts from a skilled cast, each having the opportunity to showcase their individual talents with either Chinese pole and straps, acrobatics, aerial work on trapeze, ring and silks, Adagio (partnered acrobatics), juggling of hats, balls, and cigar boxes, with hoop and fire dancing, not in that order, but all of which was loosely held together with a story line based on the Noir films of the 1940’s.
First night performance blips took place, with some sound and technical issues, but all performers took this in their stride and if possible, managed to work it in to what they were doing. Expectations would be that these iron out as the performances mature.
While the script was a little cheesy for me, it did link the performances together, however, the performance of the script needed more rehearsal, and with the addition of different performers since last year also, while the circus skills are not in doubt, I can’t help feeling like the ‘performance’ part of the acts could use a little more practise too.
Cirque Nocturne continues at Empyrean at Gluttony from 9.50pm until Sun 4 Mar.
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