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