FRINGE 2018: Elixir – 4.5K

By Anthony Nguyen

scaled_canva-photo-editorWith many successful Fringe seasons since 2015, the Melbourne-based boys of Head First Acrobats are back at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe with their internationally-acclaimed show, Elixir. Recreated and reimagined for a spiegeltent audience, Elixir presents a different style of circus entertainment, interweaving elements of storytelling and physical comedy.

Elixir follows the story of three acrobatic scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life, and in turn inadvertently create the zombie apocalypse. The playful and animated personality of each performer adds a sense of fun and enthusiasm that is not often seen in typical circus shows.

The three acrobats performed several impressive feats incorporating many elements and props including the trapeze, a ladder, and most notably a large Cyr wheel. The overall performance displays a good blend of extraordinary acrobatics and comedic storytelling which allows for an entertaining night out. By engaging with the audience and sometimes breaking character, it is clear that the performers are just three passionate boys who truly enjoy what they do.

Elixir is an award-winning circus show which has proven to be a crowd favourite throughout the years and there is no question why it has been successful all over Australia. Located in The Octagon at Gluttony, the hilarious antics and comedic acrobatic performances are not to be missed and the boys continue their 2018 Adelaide Fringe shows until 18th March 2018.

Kryztoff Rating: 4.5K

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