Filament 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 08, Aug 2019
A cast of eight young performers provide an exceptional theatrical circus performance throughout this story about the trials and tribulations of growing up and discovering who you are.
The use of lighting coupled with an amazing soundtrack creates the perfect atmosphere throughout this circus production.
The story builds up beautifully as you witness friendships, relationships, romance and breakups that are beautifully choreographed to amazing circus routines.
A geeky contortionist provides humour throughout the show as she tries to catch the eye of a boy she fancies. She demonstrates a brilliant make-up routine as she contorts her body into various positions putting on her lipstick using her feet.
Feelings and emotions are beautifully expressed throughout this circus performance. In particular, the breathtaking trapeze routine telling the story about a boy’s confusion over his sexuality. The rope trapeze performance, following a girls liaison with one of the boys, is absolutely mesmerising. The falling out of two of the girls over this two timing boyfriend is brilliantly acted out through an amazing hula hoop demonstration.
This is a unique, very modern theatrical circus production. The cast deliver a flawless performance in this “coming of age” story that perfectly captures the teenage movie genre with its story line and well thought through soundtrack.
Reviewed by Lynn
Underbelly Circus Hub – The Lafayette
3rd – 24th August (not 12th or 19th)