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Noodles (NoFit State Circus)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

‘Noodles’ is as mad as it sounds: acrobats swinging from the ceiling, walking on tightropes and contorting themselves, all whilst covered in and wading through long strands of spaghetti-like substances. Clearly designed to be simple bit of fun, this is unpretentious, light-hearted and exciting. The amazing circus skills exhibited by five talented artists are complemented by rousing music and hilarious sound effects. Add in a bit of magic, and the show is exciting for all ages. Whilst the storyline seems rather ridiculous and at times confusing, the play lays its cards on the table as an absurdist piece from the beginning. Colourful, clever and with some perfectly timed comic moments, ‘Noodles’ is a fabulous spectacle, and bags of fun.

New Town Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 12.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Helena Wadia]