Children are Stinky (4 stars)

This article is from 2016

Children are Stinky

Acrobatics, hula hoops and banter as Jason and Kylie ponder whether kids really are stinky

This is a show that has it all: acrobatics, humour, juggling, dance, word play, audience participation, oh, and hula hoops too – in every colour of the rainbow and a few more besides.

Jason and Kylie start off the show claiming children are unimaginative, uncoordinated, lazy and, above all, 'stinky'. A child's voice from the audience disagrees with this assessment, shouting: 'No we're not!'.

As the show progresses, kids are brought forward to participate in some of the acrobatics and Jason and Kylie are forced to reconsider their list.

Popular hits from the last two decades bring about spontaneous clapping in time from the crowd, to tracks such as Black Box's 'Ride on Time' and 'I Like to Move it, Move it' from Madagascar.

A section where Jason piles one chair on top of another, then climbs athletically on top of all five of them is nail-biting, but happily no children are involved in this particular stunt.

Kylie and Jason are a likeable pair and it's hard not to feel worried as they – quite literally – put their lives in each other's hands. But if you want to find out whether kids really are stinky, you'll need to go and see the show.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 29 Aug (not 17, 24), 11am & 12.35pm, £6–£8.

Children are Stinky

  • 4 stars

Circus Trick Tease presents acrobatic comedy for kids.