Words by Tania Jezukaitis
This 100% African show is one of the few G rated family friendly acts at the Fringe. Performed under the big top at Hindmarsh square be entertained with a mix of acrobatics, dancing and comedy. MC Papa Africa holds the show together and performs some side splitting routines with audience participation. Don’t say you weren’t warned!
Whilst the physical stunts were solid it really lacked the the energy and polish compared to all the other “human circus” acts on show at this years Fringe. The human pyramids reminded me of a lacklustre cheerleading troupe. The stage was lower than the seating which meant a portion of the acts were not visible to the majority of the audience which unfortunately detracted from the rhythm. So arrive early for the show to get the best seats. In a show like this you expect it to build up to a finale but there was none. It was just the same flat note from start to finish. This maybe due to the fact that it is normally a 2 hour show which has been edited to 60 minutes for the Fringe.
7 Overall Score