ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW: ELIXIR, GLUTTONY, 2018

Elixir, the “circus with a difference”, has returned to Adelaide for another successful Fringe season. Elixir’s dynamic trio are from the Melbourne-based production company Head First Acrobats.

The show centres around three mildly mad, yet very easy on the eye, scientists who are attempting to create the elixir of life. In the process, the scientists perform an array of breath-taking acts and stunts, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats. Their moves are spectacular, and so are their bods, quite frankly. If I had to sum up the show in one character, it would be hard to go past the heart shaped eyes emoji. Ladies, you’ll know what I mean.

Elixir’s energy is undeniable, as is the energy of the performers. The trio’s comedic timing is on point, making each character all the more loveable. This year’s production is enhanced by its new venue and the grandeur of The Octagon. A fun, familiar soundtrack, in addition to an engaging light display, only serve to heighten the performance.

Elixir has it all – physical theatre, eye candy and a bit of good ol’ fashioned slapstick. It’s no surprise that Elixir is a hit with Fringe-goers time and time again.

Tickets can be purchased HERE

4 stars

By Rachel Gould

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