The Red Shoes, by Moon Ballad Circus, features some very entertaining performances.

 First off, do you like fire? There was fire, and it was cool.  This assessment holds true for the gamut of circus skills on display in this production; really impressively cool.

FireEating (credit Errol Kokbas)

As a piece of theatre, this show leaves a lot to be desired. The dialogue is unnatural and awkward, the “conjuring” monologues lack the sort of internal coherence that might make them interesting, and the conflict that motivates the action is not simply stereotypical but solved so easily that the stakes are virtually zero.

If you want to see some cool circus stuff, head to the market.


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