Cirque de Legume
They must be aiming to be ‘so bad it’s good’
This article is from 2010.
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).