Cirque de Legume **

Cirque de Legume

Cirque de Legume. Image courtesy of the EdFringe Media Office

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 6 – 30 August 2010

Reviewed for The List (issue 665)

The most impressive feat achieved in this send-up of circus performance is training the audience, Pavlov-style, to applaud whenever the phrase ‘How ‘bout that?’ is uttered – whether it follows a ‘levitating’ radish or an onion ‘striptease’. The two red-nosed clowns commit so fully to gross-out, chewed-food spectacle and clumsy sleight of hand that they must be aiming to be ‘so bad it’s good’. Unfortunately they aren’t quite that bad.

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