The Courier-Mail

FANS DRINK IN WICKED ANTICS UNDER BIG TOP

- BELINDA SEENEY

COCKTAILS made on holy water and garnished with a communion wafer, a colourcode­d audience, a duo of DJs and a shipping container that mists vaporised gin: welcome to the world of Fear & De

light. The adults-only circus has its wicked way with the traditiona­l concept of dinner theatre when it opens in its custom-built big top at South Bank tomorrow night for the Brisbane Festival.

Showgoers can dine before the show at The Devil’s Banquet where they are served gruesomely presented delicacies, such as tomato consomme-filled syringes, wagyu beef carpaccio draped over a cow’s skull and goat’s curd sprinkled with freezedrie­d ants.

Leo Sanchez said his dizzying hoop act was among the most demanding he had performed. “This act is very physical,” he said. “At the end … your legs are contractin­g and your arms are sore.”

FEAR & DELIGHT: SEPTEMBER 4-25 IN ARCADIA FESTIVAL HUB, SOUTH BANK

 ?? Picture: Liam Kidston ?? SPINNING OUT: Leo Sanchez’s hoop act is part of the Brisbane Festival’stival’s Fear & Delight show under the big top.
Picture: Liam Kidston SPINNING OUT: Leo Sanchez’s hoop act is part of the Brisbane Festival’stival’s Fear & Delight show under the big top.

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