Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Limbo Review

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I’m going to straight up honest with you and say this show is something I am struggling to review. Mind blowing, raw, steampunk circus act is there a generic cialis. With incredible live music. 

Limbo is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Having been bought the tickets and making the conscious decision not to research the show before I went, I had formed no preconceptions. This is as just as well, as they would have been blown away instantly.

The circular venue was very tranquilly light, although there was a palpable buzz of energy coming from the audience, whom I assume knew roughly what to expect. The lights dimmed, a public safety warning was announced, then next thing I knew I was being bombarded with some hardcore harmonica, tuba and beatbox ensemble. The clothing of these men could have come straight from the wardrobe trailer of Clockwork Orange and the energy and passion straight from the Rio Carnival.

 

For the next 75 minutes I was completely blown away by the stuff the group did. There was sword swallowing, fire play, tap dancing, aerial acrobatics, gymnastics, magic, pole dancing, balancing acts and SO much more. It is literally impossible to try and describe everything that was going on; I struggled at the time to even keep up with it all.

We were situated in the “cheap seats”, which actually were incredibly good, and perfect for allowing us to see the stage and be close enough to the musicians so as to actually see what they were doing.

I was torn at times between watching the performers on the main stage and the musicians to my left; both were amazing at what they do. Even more impressive was about half way through you realized that some of the performers were also musicians, as they took hold of the microphone to beatbox or sing. The whole experience was incredibly surreal, and I don’t know if there was meant to be some kind of sub-plot to the whole thing, but I never picked up on it. There just seemed to be breath-taking feats of human capabilities linked together well with both music and movement. There was never a dull moment.

I feel a special mention should be given to the team in charge of the lighting and sound, for both were really stellar and really contributed to the whole experience.

Never have I seen a show with so little structure flow with such grace, mystique and wonder. It had me on the edge of my seat for the whole duration, filled with adrenaline and aching from constant neck turning in the vain hope of capturing everything that was going on.  I cannot recommend enough that you go and see this show- I very nearly didn’t due to illness and I think it would have been one of life’s regrets!

 

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Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

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