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Head First Acrobats - Elixir at MICF

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by Mia Ferreira (subscribe)
Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
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Is it a circus? Is it a comedy? Is it a cabaret? It is all three AND so much more!

Melbourne-based, Head First Acrobat's show Elixir is at The Famous Spiegeltent for the 2019 Comedy Festival. Described as a circus with a difference, I actually enjoyed these guys more than Cirque du Soleil... I know it a big call - but it's true!

Head First Acrobats Elixir
Head First Acrobats Elixir

Displaying an awesome combination of circus skills, strength and flexibility with naughty jokes and lots sweaty muscles, Elixir was a perfect and hilarious blend of impressive acrobatics and cheeky humour, with a touch of dancing, singing, beatboxing and hot young men in ladies underwear thrown in!

The show opens with a zombie apocalypse scene, before we follow the journey of three scientists who are experimenting and testing the 'elixir of life'. Throw in amazing hand balances, jumps, flips, Cyr wheel (yes, I just learned the proper name for the circus wheel) and we you could not wipe the smile off my face.

Head First Acrobats Elixir
Head First Acrobats Elixir

We had the best seats in the house - in the front row on the left side. My housemate even got to feel up one of the performers a couple of times - all consensual, of course! The audience on the opposite side got a few little surprises too...

Head First Acrobats Elixir
Head First Acrobats Elixir

I'm very tempted to grab a few girlfriends and go see this show again... Show starts at 10pm and is on every Friday and Saturday night throughout April. Be quick, get your tickets before I do:

They've also got a kids show running called Arrr we there yet? If Elixir is anything to go by, this should be a cracker too:

Head First Acrobats Elixir
Head First Acrobats Elixir

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When: April 5 to 20
Where: Melbourne Arts Centre
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Excellent review and pictures.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1658) 543 days ago
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