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Crying Out Loud Presents Flown (Pirates Of Carabina)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

One of the first things that hits you with this circus is perhaps unexpected; how tight and well-acted the script is. The short monologues between theatrical displays weave together comedy and tragedy, and show off the company’s dry wit. As the premise is an unprepared show, this gives ample room for comedy, with performers dangling from lighting rigs and having their pants pulled down; all executed with elegant and confident aerial skills. However, where the troupe really excel is with the show’s climax. Starting with a ‘circus-off’ and moving into complete choreographed chaos, performers fly, fling and swing into the audience, all whilst keeping perfect time. A completely jaw-dropping spectacle.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 4.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lizzie Milton]