Circus Wonderland – A Mermaids Tale at the Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review
Circus Wonderland – A Mermaid’s Tale, is a delightful circus show with an enthralling mix of acrobatics, slapstick and aerial acrobatics. It is aimed at younger audiences, but it’s so good that even older kids and adults will find it hard not to enjoy!
The show follows the gentle love story between a sailor and a mermaid who is kidnapped. Not to worry, there is nothing scary, violent or disturbing in this show which has a lovely innocence about it, making it entirely suitable for younger audiences.
The search for the Mermaid ensues with the MC and Barry the comic “lifesaver” doing their best to find her along with help from younger audience members. This is an interactive show and the young children in the audience were quite vocal about Barry’s mistake when he claimed to have found the mermaid but produced only a doll!
Make sure you keep an eye on Barrry, as he has some pretty nifty tricks up his sleeve. One of his impressive juggling tricks involved balancing a bottle on a ball on top of a stick which he held in his mouth before flipping it seamlessly onto the end of the stick.
This circus show stands out amongst others because it includes a range of acrobatic choreography, circus feats, props and tricks you will likely never have encountered before and they are performed brilliantly. This includes some terrific balancing acts, juggling and aerial acrobatics.
The Mermaid also performed some jaw-dropping aerial silks making the audience gasp.
There are plenty of funny moments too including one where the MC is slowly sucked into a giant rubber ball and manages a quick costume change inside – emerging in a lifesaver outfit!
If you’re looking for light-hearted, family fun and thrilling acrobatics, then Circus Wonderland is the complete package. You can see it in the atmospheric Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub in Hindmarsh Square away from the hustle and bustle of The Garden and Gluttony. This gives it quite a relaxed feel and it is easy to access with car parking close by. There are a few food and drink vans onsite but it is also only a short walk away from The Garden and Gluttony if you’re looking for more food and drink options and entertainment.
- Saturday 6 March 2021: 11am, 2pm
- Sunday 7 March – Monday 8 March 2021: 11am
- Saturday 13 March – Sunday 14 March 2021: 11am, 2pm
- Saturday 20 March – Sunday 21 March 2021: 11am, 2pm
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What: Circus Wonderland – A Mermaids Tale
When: Showing until Sunday 21 March 2021
Where: Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub | Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Who: All ages (G rated)
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