LIMBO Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival: LIMBO

LIMBO‘ is smoking hot. Literally. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much fire in a theatre. This circus/cabaret show is simultaneously dark, sexy, and funny and it takes place in the perfect venue – the 1920s-inspired Speigeltent.

The fire-breathing performance is a perfect example of the risk-taking and theatricality that permeates this show. Flames burst a meter from the audience and cover the performers! I found myself alternating between laughing, clapping, and reminding myself that I should close my mouth after my jaw dropped.

The show features a live band, high production values, and international performers on top of their game. In addition to gapping at the impressive stunts, I also enjoyed ogling all the sexy bodies. Think six-packs, pin-up girls, and tattoos.

I don’t want to give away many details of the creative stunts filling the hour and fifteen minute performance. Trying to describe a trio of artists flinging themselves through the air on limber poles just doesn’t convey the same exuberant excitement created in the Speigeltent — the experience is far better in person. I will say that my plus one and I declared it an excellent night out… with one complaint. ‘LIMBO’ just ruined watching any other circus for me for quite a while. Thanks a lot for upping my standards!

The show is playing next to the Foxtel Festival Hub in the gardens just south of the Yarra. So you can grab a drink from one of the bars, throw back some tequila and tacos, and enjoy the spectacular view. The Melbourne Festival is rocking it with this cool date-night option. Madonna came to this twice. You owe it to yourself to come at least once.

– Jenny
Jenny Schmidt is an event addict. She has participated in arts festivals on three different continents (plus a couple of islands). When she’s not attending live shows, you can find her sampling the latest craft beer or sipping a classic cocktail.

‘LIMBO’ plays as part of the Melbourne Festival and runs through November 1st. Purchase tickets now.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of TS Publicity.