Words by Tania Jezukaitis
I think i have died and gone to “Hipster Heaven” or maybe hell depending which side of the hip fence you sit on. The male members of Canada’s Cirque Alfonse are hirsute. So if you are follicularly challenged or a wannabe hipster who can’t get that full beard look then be prepared for a high dose of envy. Hence the name “Barbu” which is French for bearded. This is testosterone fuelled physical entertainment which goes non stop for 60 minutes.The two highlights of the show was the death defying spin on roller skates and the amazing aerial hoop performance by one of the two female cast.
This high energy show also feeds off from electro trash music provided by the 3 piece backing band which enhances the level of excitement in the room. On the downside there were some silly comic breaks to provide some relief and change of tempo but they didn’t always work that well.
If you want to feel energised and pumped I highly recommend seeing this show at the Peacock room at Gluttony. However get there at least half an hour before the start time to get the best seats as views may be obstructed in some areas.
9 Overall Score