Cirque de Legume (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Cirque de Legume

They must be aiming to be ‘so bad it’s good’

The most impressive feat achieved in this send-up of circus performance is training the audience, Pavlov-style, to applaud whenever the phrase ‘How ‘bout that?’ is uttered – whether it follows a ‘levitating’ radish or an onion ‘striptease’. The two red-nosed clowns commit so fully to gross-out, chewed-food spectacle and clumsy sleight of hand that they must be aiming to be ‘so bad it’s good’. Unfortunately they aren’t quite that bad.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug, 2.30pm, £9–£10 (£7–£8).

Cirque de Légume

  • 2 stars

Pure mayhem as two idiots put on the greatest vegetable circus on Earth! Marvel at the Veget-animal! Gape at the Magical Carrot! Fantasize over the Onion Striptease! In these acts and more the award-winning Cirque de Legume shows us how beautiful life can be if we only stop to play with it. Ages: U


1. Simes28 Aug 2010, 11:06pm Report

I wanted to ask for my money back - how about that? I did wonder why I was told there were no refunds etc when I purchased the tickets.

2. Cathryn28 Aug 2010, 11:20pm Report

Honestly???? I thought my life had ended ! How did this show make it to the fringe? I tried, honestly I did...for at least the first 2 minutes, but soon after that - the nervous, almost embarrassing applause...from the rest of the audience I hasten to add - (I couldn't even make it that far)...ended! I felt I was in the middle of some sexual MP kind of act that was going to make it to the Sunday Sleaze-rags! Cries of "get a room" were screaming inside my head! As the carrots were stuffed in and the leeks slapped harder, my one thought, I am not ashamed to say was for the dry cleaning bill I could be facing as the debris was flicked out into the poor innocent audience. At one point I actually felt like Margot from The Good Life...."I just don't get it Jerry!" Did I miss the drugs at the door on the way in, or were there simply not enough to go round - there were almost certainly only badges they were giving away! (and the audience was not THAT big!) Sorry, but spare a thought for the veg eh?

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