Vis­ual feast full of laughs

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

IT’S pure joy to fall un­der the spell of Slava the clown. Wear­ing his bright yel­low baggy jump­suit, red fluffy shoes and round red nose, Slava, star of the multi-award­win­ning Slava’s Snow­show, has all the trade­marks of a clown – a sad clown with a bald­ing head, di­shev­elled grey hair and black eyes. The man be­hind the make-up is famed Rus­sian Slava Pol­unin. He is joined by a crew of about six other daggy clowns dressed in long green coats and funny hats. Vis­ually Slava’s Snow­show is a treat with plenty of dry-ice smoke, thou­sands of bub­bles, he­lium bal­loons, and buck­ets and buck­ets of con­fetti. The spi­der web and bliz­zard scenes are out of this world. The mu­sic is pow­er­ful and mov­ing and the clowns’ sound-ef­fects clever and amus­ing. Th­ese clowns have per­fected the art of slow­mo­tion and their use of mime is ex­cep­tional. A word of ad­vice – don’t leave your seat dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion – what the clowns get up to in the break is a show in it­self.

– JU­LIA CARLISLE Slava’s Snow­show plays QPAC, Bris­bane’s Lyric Theatre, from Wed­nes­day un­til June 30.

Slava’s clowns

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