With the Adelaide Fringe getting bigger and bigger each year, it’s great to see a growing variety of options for our more junior Fringe audiences.

Big Top Bonanza is one such offering and it also features a range of performers that grown ups will be seeing around the Garden of Unearthly Delights in their own shows – so there’s something for everybody.

Showing on weekends throughout the Festival, Big Top Bonanza features acrobats, clowning, an hilarious host and heaps of audience participation.

It’s unclear whether it’s the same line up each time because it seemed a little haphazard; on Saturday February 13, the show featured Asher Treleaven as host, which was a treat for the adults, because he’s hilarious.

If it’s supposed to be more of a variety show, with different people each time, it’s a fantastic way for the performers to showcase their talents and promote their shows.

The sound at the venue (Umbrella Revolution) is not great, which detracted a little from the performances, but the kids were having a great time, so it wasn’t a problem for them.

There’s some terrific improvisation, impressive acrobatics and lots of laughs – a fun one for the kids.

3.5 stars

Reviewed by Libby Parker


Libby Parker
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