Write because you want to, not because you have to.
Overall rating: ★★★★★ Date attended: 01/03/2019
Two heavily inked Irishmen with impressive beards walk on stage and what unfolds before us is an hour of ridiculously hilarious acts of circus that we've never seen before.
Stepping away from your classic circus routine, Martin Mor and Logy Logan deliver a performance that will leave your mind boggling with some seriously dangerous yet boisterously engaging tricks.
You see a bit of everything (and I mean everything) on stage - from Bunnings tools (picket axes to hammers of varying size to crowbars) to butts and breadsticks (yes, that's a combination!) to beer and broken glass. Ever seen two rugged men flutter about with pink and white-themed poi routine? Ever wanted to see someone crack a whip to break a breadstick into halves? While it may initially seem like the two shouldn't be left alone with sharp tools and hazardous looking props, they quickly turn your heads around in disbelief, as they are able to own their props in ways that will leave you confused yet speechless.
The camaraderie between Mor and Logan is electric, which resonates in their ability to naturally engage the audience into their acts through playful banter, mischievous punch lines, and spontaneous wit that fills the room with waves of laughter fits. It almost distracts you from the fact that they are, indeed, able to perform a range of highly skilled and dangerous acts that you won't be able to look away from.
It is a show that is super interactive, in the sense that all audience members (regardless of where they were seated) were felt thoroughly welcome in the space by Mor and Logan, which made us all feel connected to them, but also simultaneously fear for their safety as they (successfully) attempted to - essentially - put their lives in danger for our entertainment.
It's safe to say to walk in with the realization that you're going to be in for a rowdy night of hilariously dangerous antics performed by two very crazy yet lovable men with a passion to entertain their audience to the fullest!
Pro tip: Sit in the front row to really immerse yourselves into the show!
Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards will be performing at Gluttony till March 17, as part of Adelaide Fringe. Book your tix here.