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The Greatest Liar In All The World (Familia de la Noche)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

“Tell us the truth!” one of the freaks innocently asks the Greatest Liar, and as he lowers the gun, his true story begins. Setting the mood of a circus from the 1900s, a clown, two freaks, a musician and the liar recount the birth, success, and decline of Pinocchio. The humour is simple but successful and reminiscent of that of Charles Chaplin, while the tragedy is horrific, yet touching. And what makes this circus experience even more inviting is the troupe’s imaginative use of puppets, shadow theatre, masks, and magic, not to mention the beautiful live music which brings the story to life through pianos and accordions. Flawless and amusing, this performance will remind you of how terrifying and twisted children’s stories really are.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 12.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Natalia Equihua]