Where: Le Cascadeur, Garden of Unearthly Delights
Duration: 55 minutes
When: now through to March 1st
Genre: Comedy / Physical Theatre
When three men come bounding onto the stage all dressed in non-matching tartans, the audience expected something very Scottish to live up to the simple title “Scotland” for this show. What we did not expect was a virtuosic piece of physical comedy theatre and superb mime in which these three highly talented and high energy performers created some vivid imaginary views of Scotland’s landscape and culture.
One of the most memorable moments was when all three men were miming the climbing of a mountain and when they arrived at the top – we really felt they had arrived at the top – they impersonated golden eagles perching and flying from the summit of the mountain complete with bird wing movements, sounds and eerily accurate eagle calls.
The energy level was very high and as an audience we felt energised in return.
There was also a tremendous amount of humour, especially during those sequences when they involved volunteers from the crowd. One was to impersonate a stag being hunted, and another to impersonate a soldier fighting in the battle of the Bannockburn (straight out of the Mal Gibson Braveheart film).
Suitable for all ages. The lads certainly left their mark on Adelaide Fringe dwellers as the audience departed the marquee with smiles of their faces.
Reviewed by: Janine Kitson for EVENTalaide