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Children Are Stinky (Circus Trick Tease)

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2017

Everything in Assembly gardens is pumping – the loud 90s dance soundtrack, the energy of the acrobatic Australian performers “Jason and Kylie” and, er, the subject matter (in the passing wind sense). From scatalogical beginnings, a list of the shortcomings of children is crossed off one by one, thanks to the efforts of the young audience members. Their invitations to the stage punctuate a breathless 45 minutes of genuinely impressive acrobatic stunts, hula-hooping (also impressive), slapstick and silliness, which the audience and the performers both seem to enjoy hugely. Turns out (spoiler alert!) we’re all a bit stinky sometimes, which is probably about as profound a truth as anything else you’ll hear this Fringe. So go on: embrace the stink.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]