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HOTEL BLACK CAT – London Wonderground

In Cabaret, London theatre, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

After a dramatic Friday of tears and fears, agony and ecstasy and the resignation of a prime minister, a late-night cabaret of debauched unreality at the Hotel Black Cat proved to be quite the perfect antidote. From the mesmerising burlesque artistry of Venus Butterfly and the almost balletic athleticism of sublime acrobats Nathan and Isis to the decadent gluttony of pig-faced fire-eater Chrisalys, this was 75 minutes of unexpected delights, all camply presided over by compere Dusty Limits.

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BARBU – London Wonderground

In Circus, Edinburgh Festival, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Not even a pesky power cut could derail this bizarre but entertaining show, performed by an extraordinarily talented and strong (in all senses of the word). Although Barbu begins slowly, things begin to intensify as the show and tricks progresses. It is filled with so many flips and dizzying stunts that are extremely close to the audience adding to the excitement and intensity.