A good family all round fun night out. There was plenty of diversity in the acts with jugglers, acrobats, clowns and tight rope walkers. Children loved the funny bits and the constant stream of one act after another. Adults were wowed by awesome feats of agility and daring.
Some of the highlights were:
A high wire act which included the performers lying on the wire, spinning around and even going along blindfolded! At one point the woman balanced on his shoulders and juggled as he walked across! Seeing a bike ridden across the wire was also impressive.
The clowns were really fun, coming out with a pantomime ‘bull’ at one point. There was a bit of audience participation too which went down well with the audience.
One group of acrobats did a limbo dancing routine. We were impressed enough with it being done under a pole set on fire, but it was truly unbelievable how low the bar went with them still being able to fit under it!
One of my favourite acts was a pair of men dressed in nothing more than gold tights (not for that reason!) They moved very slowly and precisely, getting into balanced positions you wouldn’t think were possible. At one point they were balanced on each other by only their necks, one completely upside down! Their muscle strength was mind blowing.
The big finale was the so called ‘Wheel of Death’. This was a cage structure suspended on a pivot with two circular open cages at either end. One performer went in each cage and made the wheel rotate at great speed. Then whilst doing this they did jumps and flips, and sometimes on the outside of the wheel and blindfolded too!
words by sally Morrison