Review: LIMBO

The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Paradiso Spiegeltent, Wednesday, February 19

The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Paradiso Spiegeltent, Wednesday, February 19

Wow! LIMBO is a truly breathtaking experience. I now completely understand the hype around this incredible show; it’s a magical melding together of talented dancers, contortionists, musicians, sword swallowers and acrobats in a mysterious party between heaven and hell. The antics tonight had the audience squirming, cheering and laughing, together with some fantastic moments of collective breath holding.

Each of the performers contributed to a range of diverse tricks, dances and music, even transitioning between scenes, which helped the flow and didn’t detract from the atmosphere. All the performance elements are tight and enchanting, with the lighting design particularly memorable.

The live music is delightfully disjointed, dark and cheeky, especially the song about falling when one of the performers was near the tent roof unsupported and twisting around on a pole. LIMBO is a must-see this Adelaide Fringe, so book now and line up early for the best seats.

Rating: *****

LIMBO continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Paradiso Spiegeltent until Sunday, March 16.

* This review also appears on Rip It Up

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