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Elixir (Underbelly and Head First Acrobats)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Zombies are on the loose, so down at the Elixir Corporation lab they’re testing out different potions to find a cure. The vials of coloured liquid have different effects on the trio from Head First Acrobats, but all are aimed at enhancing strength and dexterity. Gravity-defying acrobatics and comedy come in spades in this raucous show. What sets ‘Elixir’ apart is their unusual narrative and unashamed clowning, unafraid to poke fun at both themselves and members of the audience. It sometimes feels there is an over-reliance on displaying their toned physiques, but it’s all very tongue-in-cheek and the audience were only too happy to oblige in celebrating them. Quirky, silly and undoubtedly impressive, this is great late night entertainment.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]