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Limbo Unhinged

Limbo Unhinged

| On 14, Sep 2017

From the moment the spotlight panned down to the man crouched on the stage in a loincloth, I was in.

What followed was a daring display of the best of circus. LIMBO UNHINGED is the latest creation of Strut n Fret and it continues their history of success. The show starts the night as a mysterious stranger gazing back through the smoky haze. Ever the seductress, LIMBO UNHINGED runs from gasping aerial acrobatics to pop sensation. Daring and playful, she steals your hat and kicks you back into your seat before charming you with sweet song. It is a night of continuous delight.

The creative team lead by director Scott Maidment have collaborated to create a world of excitement where the impossible happens as you gasp. The astonishing skills of the performers need the collective power of the lighting, stage design and costumes to create the presence of another world. LIMBO UNHINGED delivers. The costumes by James Browne evoke a sense of luxury and danger, perfect for the darker side of the circus.

The show brings together various elements in exciting new ways and created a cohesive feel to the parade of performers. Continuity is achieved through the sharing of stage presence. The heart-racing combination of live harmonica and blurring-fast tap dancing is reason enough for your ticket.

The music is led by composer Sxip Shirey and musician Mick Stuart. The performers shift from aerobatics to vocal performance in a moment and it seems nothing is too much. Playing guitar while flying over the audience on a bending pole is proof enough of your talent.

LIMBO UNHINGED keeps the audacious nature of the traditional side show alley and beckons you forth into a beguiling arena. With acrobats and sword swallowing, LIMBO UNHINGED will have you believing you too can breathe fire.

THE DETAILS: 
What: Limbo Unhinged as part of the Brisbane Festival

When: Friday 8 September to Saturday 30 September

Where: Spiegeltent, South Bank

Cost: $69

More Info: Event page online

Images supplied by Brisbane Festival