Review: The Twisted Circus @ St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
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On Easter Sunday, The Twisted Circus made its appearance in Wales’ capital, bringing people from all walks of life into one venue to enjoy performances from former club kid and transgender model icon Amanda Lepore and Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s royalty Chad Michaels, Shea Coulee, Kim Chi, Violet Chachki, Farrah Moan, and Milk. Klub Kids UK’s newest drag event claims to combine an ‘A Class circus production’ with creative drag performances. In reality, the circus troupe is drastically overshadowed by the drag performers, whose burlesque-style strip shows and rapid lip-syncing routines steal the limelight. The show opens with visually stunning and breath-taking performances from the troupe of talented dancers and acrobats, who contort their bodies into all sorts of shapes whilst hanging precariously from aerial silks. Ringmaster Andrew Hoyle, dressed in tight-fit leggings and dazzling red coat and top-hat is tasked with riling up the audience – a difficult feat, considering the show began almost an hour late. As a result, the audience paid little appreciation to the troupe’s antics and the ringmaster’s jokes fell short.
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