Fringe Review: Elixir is sexy, sassy and showstopping
Packed with stupefying stunts and unworldly talent, Elixir is circus like you’ve never seen before.
Thanks to world-class Melbourne based entertainers Head First Acrobats, it was a fiery night filled with all kinds of delectable surprises in store.
Perhaps it was the magnetising presence of the (admittedly chiselled) trio that first caught everyone's eye — but more than that, it was each performer's jaw-dropping strength and stamina that saw a standing ovation by the very end.
Preceded by a startling, apocalyptic zombie breakout, the show's storyline follows three acrobatic scientists attempting to lock onto the elixir of life. With every magical concoction consumed, each member's physical forte and unique brand of comedy would come to life. The showdown that ensues is as cheeky as it is phenomenal — a prized quality that makes the show so unconventionally good.
From aerial hoops and acro-balance stunts to sky high stilts and timely innuendos, it was non-stop fun for all involved (including the boys who clearly loved every minute). What was expected was a grand showcase of the finest circus in town, but instead, everyone got so much more. Talk about superhuman. The energy brought to the stage and audience was boundless. Hanging off the edge of my seat, I couldn’t help but marvel at the military-like precision in which each stunt was effortlessly performed.
If Elixir’s opening night is anything to go by, then Perth is in for a treat. You'll be dripping with sweat and crying with laughter, and absolutely begging for more.