From Our Editors
For their 21st Anniversary tour, The Circus of Horrors rolls out Welcome to the CarnEvil, and takes audiences back in time to Victorian London. The show tells the story of a young girl dreaming about running away and joining a circus troupe. The dream soon turns into a nightmare as she finds herself in a gruesome CarnEvil, filled with Killer Klowns, Sword Swallowers, Demon Dwarves and Death-Defying Aerialists. A Guinness Record-holding Hairculian Diva and fire-limboing acrobats also feature, as the show climaxes in a flaming apocalypse to the sound of devil-driven rock n’ roll played live by Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell.
The acts are very good but sound effects are terrible. Very difficult to understand what is going on.
Not even the actual event that was the problem as such, but the venue, Charter Hall, where ridiculously unorganised, everyone was told to sit between rows 1-8 then spent the first half hour playing musical chairs as we’d been told to sit in seats that people had reserved but venue hadn’t accounted for. I had seen the show 10 years prior at the Mercury theatre and besides a different set and 1 or two different acts, it was almost exactly the same. Hardly freak show either, a sword swallower with tattoos and a contortionist where the weirdest part, other than thay just performers in Halloween costumes.
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