Produced by Short Round Productions, Royal Croquet Club and presented by Aurora Nova, 'Filament' is running as part of Adelaide Fringe Festival at Royal Croquet Club: Panama Club with various sessions at 2:00pm and 9:30pm from February 16th until March 19th. This incredible show is a cocktail of circus, storytelling and sex appeal. It incorporates circus tricks with stories of love, self-discovery, acceptance, and betrayal, then it's all tied together with flashing lights and catchy music, Filament is a must see show.
Jess Mews plays Ting, she is the hula-hoopist, you can't have a circus show without one, however she had a new approach. She just found out the guy she was seeing was also seeing her best friend. Her routine showed the betrayal she felt through an angry hula-hoop routine that was just incredible to watch.
Thula Moon Martin played Sara, she wowed the audience with a breathtaking display of aerial hoop. She was flawless in her routine and left the audience wanting more. Julian Schulz had a cheeky attitude as Chester, he owned the stage first in the fight for two girls' attention and then with his pole routine. Schulz danced, flipped and moved his body up the pole and came back down at lightning pace. He wowed the audience and fans didn't seem to mind when he lost his shirt in action.
CD (Bertan Canbeldek) comes to town with happening hip hop moves and a ball bouncing routine that puts juggling to shame. He uses his moves to win-over the popular crowd and finds he's also attracted the attention of Leslie (Maude Parent). Canbeldek continues to impress with a dance routine where he flips his body with ease, this guy has incredible talent.
Leslie (Maude Parent) wants to win over the new boy in town, but with no style or fashion sense she asks her friends for help. Parents acrobatic routine was incredible and made the audience squirm as they watched her move into painful positions. Chin stands into backbends into tumbles. It was amazing to watch. Emily Nicole Tucker played Flo, her aerial silk routine was beautiful. She has so much confidence and beauty in what she was doing and the tricks weren't easy, but she made them look flawless.
Sammy Dinneen plays Rufus, this character had it hard and although it might not seem that way with his perfect relationship, all is not as it seemed. Steve was played by Tom Ball. He is shy at first, but manages to master some killer dance moves with practice and from dancing meets someone amazing. Ball and Dinneen's dance duo was incredible to watch, passionate and as if they were dancing to fight for acceptance and self-discovery.
This show isn't your typical circus show; it's full of emotion and passion for fighting for what you believe in. Overall an incredible opening night and my pick for Best Fringe Show - Week 1. 5/5 Stars. Don't miss your chance to see 'Filament' at this year's Adelaide Fringe.
Dates Feb 19th, 22nd-23rd, 26th, March 1st-2nd at 9:30pm Feb 18th, 25th, March 4th at 2:00pm
Feb 21st, 28th at 9:30pm (Cheap Tuesday) Feb 24th-25th, March 3rd-5th, 7th-12th, 14th-19th at 9:30pm Feb 11th, 18th at 2:00pm
Full Price: $45.00 to $50.00
Concession: $40.00 to $45.00
Child: $35.00 to $40.00
Family: $150.00 to $160.00
BankSA Customer: $42.00 to $47.00
Groups of 6 or more: $40.00 to $45.00
Artist Discount: $40.00
Fringe Member: $40.00 to $45.00
Take a Friend 4 Free: $22.50
Cheap Tuesday: $40.00