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NoFit State Circus- ImMortal , Swansea , September 1, 2004
"ImMortal ...coming out alive: Daring, sexy and wildly entertaining" That all sounded good to me! I began to question that decision ever so slightly when heading into the big top-strobe lighting, chiffon dressed scaffolding and dentists chair on the bar. But cancel those initial reactions, after spending most of the night with my mouth open saying 'wow', running off to join the circus seemed a decidedly tempting prospect.

Don't expect a typical circus show. instead, picture 'quirkily' dressed folk acting out stories and sketches, not just in front of the audience but above around and sometimes through. To watch everything was impossible, with something going on in every corner of the tent, on the floor and in the air. The entire evening was set to a live jazz band and half a dozen or more DJ's.

A stunning display of traditional circus acrobatics-trapeze stunts and people spinning from the ceiling on silk ribbons, interspersed with some Covent garden style street theatre, of the juggling and fire eating while riding a unicycle type. Then came part two.... NoFit State shreds the circus rulebook to pieces "Daring, sexy and wildly entertaining?" I'd say so.

Reviewed by: Jay Roberts Red Handed magazine

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