Adelaide Fringe. Dream State Entertainment. 20 Feb 2017
Wandering the green fields of her father's proposed new mega mall and carpark, a child spots a strange looking circle. Unwittingly, she steps into a Faerie ring and is shrunk into a world of mythical creatures, where she meets a faery and an elf who are trying to save their world from the bulldozers.
Diamonds Found In Dreams is a collaboration between the experienced Dream State Circus husband-and-wife team, Jacob & Sophie McGrath, and the Diamond Duo sibling pair Calin & Arwen. Together, the foursome present a fun and educational performance that highlights the science of climate change and the importance of sustainable living for modern families.
Valiant in the face of an open-air theatre and unseasonably cold, wet weather, the show doesn't miss a beat. The professionalism of the two tween-aged siblings is particularly impressive. With buckets of talent and energy, they burst with confidence onstage and possess incredible acrobatic range. The show features juggling, acrobatics and comedy, with a wonderful group performance in the final minutes that showcases the strength and agility of the whole cast.
The performance feels a little loose and under-rehearsed, just needing a final lick of polish. However, it is clever in blending circus-style entertainment with a solid take-home message - quite literally! At the close of the show, the audience are encouraged to come forward and collect a sunflower seed and planting instructions.
A lovely touch that concludes an energetic and informative show.
When: 20 Feb to 19 Mar
Where: Empyrean at Gluttony