The Moa – Gluttony
8:20pm nightly.

A Fringe staple for years, Rouge is back again with fresh new twists, new acts and a whole new energy. Touting themselves as Circus For Grown Ups – but that’s merely one way to sell this high-flying spectacle.

Rouge is a show jam-packed with fun, funny, nudity, acrobatics, strength, talent, vocal powerhouse and more. This high-energy show pumps audiences up from the start showing off it’s world-class level of circus, comedy and cabaret as well as jaw-dropping performances from local Adelaide vocalist Michaela Burger – who will simply blow you away.

In the midst of not taking themselves too seriously, Rouge is also sharing solid messages of inclusion and ignorance to stereotypes or prejudice – everyone is welcome and everyone is loved equally at Rouge – and we loved Rouge right back.

There are acts of circus and strength that will legitimately stop your heart. I thought it could have been the hot donuts, but it was definitely the daring acrobatics. I lost count of the number of times I inched backwards in my seat and gasped, thinking one of these death-defying dizzying circus acts could go wrong – and they never did – a true testament to the talent and work put in by the entire cast.

The vocal and cabaret element of this performance will have you enthralled and captivated for the entire 70-minute performance, as the performers share their cheeky personalities with the audience. With world-class worthy hula-hooping, whip cracking, aerial, dance and an energy that will make you feel like the biggest slob ever after you’ve smashed 4000 Fringe calories, you can’t help but love Rouge and all the cheeky devils that work their ass off to put it on for us. Go and see it!

4.57 stars


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