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Circa: Wolfgang (Underbelly and Circa)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2018

Mozart and circus. Two festival staples right there, albeit rarely both happening at the same time… until now, thanks to this fun new family show from the Australian acrobats of Circa. The gap between the two apparently disparate genres is bridged by an amusingly deadpan accordionist, lending a jaunty air to a score which really works. The casting of Mozart as a slapstick clown might raise a periwigged eyebrow, but the younger viewers lap it up as he is helped by his tremendously capable assistant to, among other things, get dressed whilst cycling around the stage. A winningly amusing and, at times, dizzying succession of throws, lifts, leaps and silliness ensues. For circus thrills with a classy, classical touch, ‘Wolfgang’ hits the right notes.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]