Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Absinthe by Spieglworld REVIEW

A burlesque circus that is for adults only and not for prudes either.
A stage production that features a different style concept and brings a whole new meaning to the 'circus' for adults.

Inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabarets of late-19th century Europe, Absinthe is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience, hosted by the outrageous Gazillionaire and his sidekick Penny.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I was invited along to a showing of the production Absinthe. I have heard so many great reviews on Spiegelworld from when the show Empire came to Melbourne and then heard many more great things about Absinthe so I was excited for the experience. 

Taking place at Crown Rooftop, Melbourne - which I have never been to before and must say this was the most stunning and gorgeous set up I have ever seen. The views are just amazing and really is a breathtaking place that wows. 

A production that has been seen and loved from overseas in New York to LA. Watched by celebs like Olivia Newtown-John, Pamela Anderson and James Franco.

Absinthe will have you seated in wooden deck chairs around the ringside, in velvet covered booths or at duo bar tables for the show. An intimate setting that has you really up close and personal with the performers.  It's the small details that really have me going. The red circus like roof top that glowed with red velvet and lights was a real mood setter also.

A 90 minute show is full of vulgarity that will have you in stitches from laughing so hard, it's things you will have never heard much outside of the bedroom. Let's just say not even your friends will talk like this to you. 
The Gazillionaire and his very visual imaginative talking sidekick Penny Pibbets have those dirty potty mouths that your Grandma would love to wash out with soap. Very, very funny acts who involved the crowd well and gave out barrels of laughs over and over again throughout the night. 

Acts are multiple time applaudable and the physiques of the performers are insane, especially the Duo Creative and Lost Souls who will display strength and balance using each other in a whole new way. 

Other acts included:

  • Fire Burlesque - The leather outfit comes out in this act with fire dancing and a little cheeky strip down. 
  • Chair Stacker - A bartender who will stack up chair upon chair, balancing himself on his hands upside down until he reaches the rooftop.
  • Duo Straps - A love bird couple who hold each other up and twirl around on just these two dangling straps from the roof. 
  • Balloon Strip - Self explanatory I guess this one is. A large balloon that has you see a women get into for a cheeky dance.
  • Horizontal Bars - Monkey bars for pros. A duo of men who will swing around and around on bars, at times on the same bar whilst both swinging in a full 360 around the bar.
  • Aerial Hoop - A duo of women who bond through the aerial hoops that are submerged above the audience in the air.
  • High Wire - A trio of men who balance themselves all at once across a high wire with no ropes to keep them up and even hold another on their shoulders. 
There has never been a show more gobsmacking in entertainment then this. Be prepared to hear about the man and women's parts, foreplay, sex and even see some privates on stage at this production. It's a one of a kind, that's for sure.

Absinthe by Spieglworld is a show that goes for 90 mins with no breaks, which is something I actually really liked. I don't think its necessary for a show that runs for that amount of time to have a break.  Tickets are between $54-$154 dependent on the day you will attend.

After the show, media was given the chance to stay back for a meet and greet opportunity but unfortunately I couldn't take this up due to having other commitments but hopefully one day we'll meet Gazillionaire hehe. 


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