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YUCK Circus (Underbelly/YUCK Circus)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Armed with serious acrobatic chops and a playlist absolutely stuffed with bangers, YUCK Circus have arrived from Australia to show Edinburgh a bloody good time. Underbelly’s Circus Hub continues an outstanding programme with this truly talented septet, who are as comfortable cracking jokes as they are standing on the tops of each other’s heads. Even among all the acrobatics there’s plenty to relate to; if you’ve ever been trapped talking to a man so awful you’d rather drive a nail up your nose than listen to another word – well, it’s circus, you see where I’m going with this. The obligatory aerial section is the hands-down standout, though with excellent choreography and a great sense of humour, the hour never lags.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]