FRINGE 2015: La Soirée – Garden of Unearthly Delights: Aurora Spiegeltent – 5K

The beauty of a variety show is that with the combination of acts, you will never get bored. One performance flows into the next and each provides its own flavour of entertainment. It’s possible that not every act will be to the taste of every audience member, but wait five minutes and the next one might. Having said this, it’s doubtful that many people will find much not to like about La Soirée.

The performers assembled for this run are the cream of the international crop and are simply a delight to watch from start to finish. Their skills in acrobatics, clowning, puppetry, contortion, juggling, apparatus work and comedy, combine to create an evening of entertainment that is, quite simply, beautiful.

The essential element that makes La Soirée work so well is the humour. While each act excel in their particular field, providing jaw dropping shows of physical and technical skill, they also exude a sense of playfulness and fun. It is the cheeky irreverence to the extraordinary feats they are performing that make them extra enjoyable. It’s impossible not to smile the whole way through – even when simultaneously gasping or cringing.

While experiencing the captivating surprise of this show for the first time can’t be matched, the quality of the performances are such that it deserves repeat viewings, and will no doubt impress every time.

Kryztoff Rating: 5K

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