Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Summer Sensational: Cirque de Legume

Earlier this evening I saw a show I'd been told was a "must see", Cirque de Legume. It's (sort of) a parody of Cirque de Soleil and claims to be ‘The Greatest Vegetable Circus on Earth’. Quite a bold claim, I'm sure you'll agree.

The show lasts for a little under an hour and consists of several acts. On one level, this is a family-friendly kids show. At the same time, one of the later acts is... how can I described this, it's a vegetable-based striptease. There, I said it. It's a vegetable-based striptease and there's nothing unsuitable for the kids but yet nonetheless that's what's going on.

The pace and intensity of the show builds nicely, and by the end I was just laughing constantly. Very impressive for a show consisting of nothing more than two actors and a lot of vegetables.

I'll post photos but they can't do the show justice.