[CHILDREN’S/Circus ~ AUS]
Ukiyo at Gluttony, Sat 15 Feb.
Saturday afternoon I found myself down to Ukiyo at Gluttony where Highwire Entertainment has a brand new show in their series of Petit Circus. They’ve been at it for a few years now and along the way have collected plenty of great reviews – the grandkids and I were looking forward to this!
This version of Petit Circus is set around a storyline of going out to eat some pizza, which is prepared in front of us, with our help, by one of the characters who is conveniently a Pizza Chef. Everybody in the crowd was happy with the idea and it provided a framework around which acts of juggling, slapstick, hula hoops, aerial silks, spinning plates and acrobatics were performed. While we were waiting for the Pizza preparation our waiter Michael played some ukulele while balancing upside down on his head on a moving swing, this routine had started in slapstick, but the end was quite clever, acrobatic and musical – all in one!
Many of the kids hadn’t seen aerial silks previously and Jane’s routine here provided a great introduction to these skills – you could see eyeballs open wide in awe at this.
The storyline of pizza led to plate spinning and this was done with some slapstick that had the audience laughing. One of the plates managed to come smashing to the ground, most of us couldn’t believe it was only one. Altogether there were a couple of stunts that didn’t quite come off, but it didn’t detract – rather it added to the fun because of the great attitude of the performers.
There were lots of high fives on the way out and chatty, contented kids who had seen things they’d never thought possible.
Petit Circus is playing at Ukiyo in Gluttony, at The Pocket at Stirling Fringe and at The Hall at Murray Bridge Town Hall – so there are plenty of opportunities to see the show at a venue near you throughout the Fringe.
Petit Circus continues at various venues, at various times, until Sun 15 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
This article made available courtesy of Radio Adelaide.