FRINGE 2017 – Prohibition – Gluttony – 4K


As soon as you enter the Speakeasy in Gluttony, you’re told that you’ve gone back into time to Paddy’s in 1930s prohibition era Chicago. You’re introduced to a range of characters, each bringing their own comedic, sultry elements to the party.

With a mixture of acrobatics, magic tricks, cabaret, and stand up, Prohibition has something for everyone. The Speakeasy venue works really well for the theme of the show; it’s an intimate space that draws the audience in to the death-defying feats that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The show thrives on its audience participation. Minnie Maneater pulls a couple out of the audience and really goes for it; the Hunchback pulled a guy out of the audience and even let him fire a small crossbow during the act. The cast put a lot of faith in their audience, and it pays off in spades – the audience were whooping, cheering, and bent over double with laughter.

There were a couple of missteps in the show – an audience member that ended up on the floor during a trick (however, she promptly gave it another go), a couple of tricks accidentally revealed – but for the most part Prohibition still manages to dazzle and entertain.

If you’re looking for a great night out and a show that has a mixture of everything, give Prohibition a go. It’s funny, entertaining, and will have you on the edge of your seat.

Kryztoff Rating: 4K

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