Review: ★★★★ Peepshow, Underbelly Festival

Review: ★★★★ Peepshow, Underbelly Festival

C!rca’s Peepshow is an show of gripping new-wave circus. It contains classics that we all know and love, and new, inventive acts that have the audience feeling everything from shock to hilarity.

The world class cast all bring the own unique styles, look, and specialities from juggling to trapeze, to contortion. It’s refreshing to see same-sex partnering in lifts and reminds you that girls can lift too! They completely engage the audience within their small space, and make you feel a part of their crazy acrobatic world.

The lighting by Jason Organ and sound design work so well in pushing both musical and physical dynamics, keeping the audience hooked, their blood pressure raised and on the edge of their seats throughout. Subtle costume changes bring you from the traditional frilled collar to the 21st century with splashes of colour and sparkle.

Even more impressive as one of the cast members became injured last week and was replaced. You would never know that they’ve been together as a cast for such a short period of time, and the trust and connection they have between them is undeniably powerful and makes the show even more enjoyable to watch.

Just when you think it’s not possible to throw someone higher, hang from one less limb, or show more strength, C!rca show you the possibilities. A fast-paced hour of non-stop suspense, stamina and amazement, Peepshow is not one to be missed at The Underbelly Festival on The Southbank.


Evie Freeman

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