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Arr We There Yet? (Head First Acrobats)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

Pirate acrobats. What’s not to love? If you’re not sold already then frankly I dunno what’s the matter with you but, ok, here goes. The plot is parchment-thin, so I’ll not trouble you with the detail – treasure map, haunted sea and, um, sharks. Look, nevermind: this is a terrifically fun show, like a kids’ pirate book brought thrillingly and humorously to life. The three versatile performers engage in foolish hi-jinks, slapstick and, most importantly, a splendid display – the couple of cutlass-rough edges notwithstanding – of acrobatic derring-do. There’s a cracking soundtrack too to keep feet of all ages tapping throughout. Why are pirate acrobats the best kind of acrobats? Because my two year old was trying to do cartwheels immediately after the show. Yarrr!

Underbelly Circus Hub On The Meadows, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]