May 15, 2017


Bosco Tent:  Spiegeltent

Presented by Head First Acrobats.

A variety mashup of circus superstars, Brighton Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year’s Brighton Fringe, presented by your favourite Aussies, the boys from Head First Acrobats.

With a rotating cast, each night different fringe artist guests get to showcase their best, weirdest and most hilarious talents, backed up by the incredible acrobatics and comedy of the Head First Acrobats. A little bit raunchy, a little bit weird and a whole lot of fun!

The endlessly lovely boys keep us occupied with their saucy antics and their endless high octane performance mesh well with the lower key singing and hoop work. With a wide range of physical performers from across the fringe this is five shows in one, with the added pleasure (and tasty eye candy) of the Aussie trio (who’s own show Elixir is currently running at the Bosco tent too), we had superb saucy hula hooping Chelsea Angell, dark card magician Tony Roberts with only one card and some beautiful filthy jokes, extreme and utterly disarming clowning, some charming naughty singing from a local Brighton singer Mark Hodge and then Rowan Thomas – one the boys – on his giant steel ring, with some new and very funny montages of their own gymnastic and tongue in cheek acrobatics.

Superb cross section of performers, the tent is fun, the atmosphere electric and we left having been entertained, a little bit of this, some of that and plenty of the other host Cal Harris  ( from head first) certainly knows how to keep the audience hyped up and the participants all have their own engaging traits. It all felt a little unsafe, unhinged and bonkers and that’s just what a decent montage show should feel like.

Recommended as an excellent start to the weekend festivals, they’ve a different show each weekend, same hosts, cross section of the best fringe physical and comical acts and it’s worth a punt as you can’t go wrong with that wide a spread.

9.30pm Friday & Saturday through the Fringe

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