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Splash Test Dummies (Underbelly And Dummies Corp)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

Full disclosure, this is the third time I’ve been made to go and see these amiable, acrobatic Antipodean, buffoons and, if you’ve a four-to-eight-or-nine-year-old looking for a show, this is a fine shout. Clowning, crafted chaos, capering and circus 101 all present and correct. Now… I’m not supposed to talk so much about the quality of a venue but I have to say, the difference between being front-on to the stage as opposed to down the sides is hugely pronounced – at least one star rating of a difference. I had an extra co-reviewer this year and they were noticeably less engaged than my usual sidekick who already knew what was going on. So yeah, do go, but get there early to get the best of it.

Underbelly’s Circus on the Meadows, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]