What: The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool
Where: Studio 7 at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Duration: 60 minutes
When: now through to March 15
By Tomika Salerno
‘The Kagools’, the comedy duo, originating from the United Kingdom are back again at the Adelaide Fringe for yet another year. Is this lady duo a gut wrenchingly funny act? Or a show that should be kept for the kids?
When we walked into Studio 7 at the Garden of Unearthly Delights we knew that we were up for a show with a lot of audience participation. The girls were bouncing through the crowd interacting with everyone before the show had even started. The duo were extremely animated, silly and joyful and were always energised no mater what they did. Unfortunately this energy was not enough to keep me entertained. Within the first ten minutes of the show it was evident that this was not my type of humour, and I felt like I was watching a young kids show.
The start of the performance saw the girls running up and down the stage doing jumps and twirls and also some hula hooping. At one point they got a man up on stage put buckets on his head and hands and made the audience throw balls at him. A young child would have found this immensely funny and entertaining. As for a grown adult it was all a little bit silly, and I was not entertained. Fortunately for us a black out happened very early on, which was our chance to duck out. I did have a huge respect for the girls when they continued on with the show even though they had no electricity whatsoever.
As the time slot for this show was at 7pm on Saturday night I assumed it would be based more towards adults, then kids. This type of comedy should be pushed back to an earlier time during the day, for young families. As for the advertising of the performance it should be made a little more evident that it is based towards a younger crowd, and not for people who are wanting a little more substance.