Adelaide Fringe. Compagnia Baccalà. Ukiyo at Gluttony. 24 Feb 2019
Let us begin how we intend to finish. Do not miss this show! This is true fringe fare. A rare and wonderful opportunity to witness some of the world’s best clowning and acrobatics. It simply cannot be emphasised strongly enough.
The delightful pairing of Simone Fassari (him) and Camilla Pessi (her) is exhilarating to watch. One is transfixed by their performance genius that, through facial and physical manipulation, has us enthralled and hanging off their every gesture. We are putty in the palm of their hands.
Worthy winners of over a dozen awards, Fassari and Pessi combine skills which would have the great Chaplin himself in awe. Step aside Rowan Atkinson and Frank Woodley, these aerialists take clowning to the next level.
Fassari and Pessi can command the attention of their audience with a mere apple and nothing more. They fill 20 minutes of spectacularly hilarious clowning with only a ladder as their prop. And when they take to the trapeze, one dare not breathe, but for the uncontrollable laughter.
The standing ovation and rapturous applause at the show’s conclusion echoes the opening statement. Do no miss this show. There are six performances remaining. 26 to 28 February, and 1 to 3 March.
When: 24 Feb to 3 Mar
Where: Ukiyo at Gluttony