FRINGE REVIEW: RAILED, GLUTTONY, 2019

Chiselled abs, tick! Edge of your seat routines, tick! A bit of light-hearted, homoerotic banter, tick! Railed is a highly entertaining western-themed, circus extravaganza from the Melbourne-based team, Head First Acrobats, famed from last Fringe season’s hit, Elixir.

Right from the opening of Railed, you know it’s going to be a fun ride. We are introduced to four strapping lads who have just pulled off bank robbery, and celebrate with a drink or ten! All hell breaks loose in the bar, and we are drawn into a world of breathtaking acrobatics and eye-popping tricks.

The stunts were impressive, and audience members were audibly gasping on more than one occasion. Despite the complexity and potential danger of the routines, the mood was kept light and playful. If the leading men weren’t charming enough in cowboy boots and plaid shirts, soon enough all four were shirtless, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.

Railed is a late-night show, and as such, this is probably not one for the kids. The sexual innuendo was palpable, and there were moments when you forget that you’re at a Fringe show and not a hen’s do, but perhaps that’s what makes it all the more enjoyable.

If you’re looking for a sexy show to finish off your night at the Fringe, then Railed is not to be missed. The guys from Head First Acrobats are an incredibly talented foursome and they certainly know how to put on a great show!

4.5 stars

Railed is playing at Gluttony until March 17th. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

By Rachel Gould

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