BURN­ING DE­SIRE

HOW TO SNAP UP TICK­ETS TO STRUT & FRET’S SIZ­ZLING NEW SPEC­TA­CLE

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER MACPHER­SON

The­atre pro­duc­tion com­pany Strut and Fret is known for its thrilling live shows that push the bound­aries of per­for­mance, but the lat­est in­stal­ment com­ing to the Gold Coast prom­ises to be the wildest yet.

As part of the fes­tiv­i­ties at next year’s Bleach* Fes­ti­val, Limbo Un­hinged will ex­hil­a­rate au­di­ences with a sen­sual, stun­ning cabaret like they’ve never seen be­fore, and tick­ets are on sale to­day.

The vi­va­cious va­ri­ety show is de­scribed as a jour­ney that trans­ports you to a world some­where be­tween heaven and hell. “Limbo Un­hinged re­ally pushes the bound­aries more than any other show that’s been to the Gold Coast,” di­rec­tor Scott Maid­ment says.

“The per­form­ers are su­per sexy, the show has an in­ter­na­tional cast, all the mu­sic is live.

“It takes you into a crazy world. It’s not pur­ga­tory – Limbo is a good place, you could stay for­ever there.

“It’s a cabaret of amaz­ing bod­ies and amaz­ing skills. It’s a crazy pro­duc­tion of fire breath­ing, fire twirling, ar­row shoot­ing, ac­ro­bat­ics, danc­ing.”

Limbo Un­hinged dancer Hil­ton De­nis says it’s a pro­gres­sion of the orig­i­nal show Limbo that be­gan in Lon­don and trav­elled to arts fes­ti­vals around the world.

“It’s an ex­ten­sion of the first show. The first show takes you into this dream­ing world, Limbo Un­hinged is in your face,” he says.

“It’s very ex­otic, it’s a re­ally sexy show, very mod­ern, ec­cen­tric. It’s very vis­ual and It’s got like a rock star kind of feel to it.”

Set­ting up at the Gold Coast Bul­letin Cen­te­nary Park out­side The Star Casino, Scott says the magic of an old-school cir­cus tent will add to the fan­tasy and au­di­ence en­gage­ment.

“Part of that amaz­ing at­mos­phere is that it’s in the Spiegel­tent,” Scott says.

“It’s some­thing that’s tem­po­rary, it’s only there for a short amount of time. In the tent, every­body’s up close and per­sonal.

“You look across at some­one on stage, be­hind them you see a whole heap of peo­ple look­ing back at you. If they laugh you laugh, there’s this con­ta­gion.

“We’re not mak­ing plays, we’re not pre­tend­ing. There’s no doubt that the per­form­ers are per­form­ing there for you.

“The more you be­come in­volved, and the more you give in to the show, the more you get.”

Scott says Limbo Un­hinged is for any­one who en­joys a live show, whether that’s mu­sic, danc­ing or the cir­cus.

“A girl who was 13 years old (saw the show), she thought it was like a crazy ad­ven­ture like Al­ice in Won­der­land, and then there was a cou­ple on a date night, and they thought it was the hottest, sex­i­est thing they’d ever seen,” Scott says.

“It’s what you make it. It’s some­thing for all of you.”

Limbo Un­hinged sea­son be­gins April 18 and runs un­til May 12. Tick­ets are on sale now at spiegel­tent­gold­coast.com

IT’S VERY EX­OTIC, IT’S A RE­ALLY SEXY SHOW, VERY MOD­ERN, EC­CEN­TRIC. IT’S VERY VIS­UAL

Pic­ture: RICHARD JUPE

Heather Hol­l­i­day stars in Limbo Un­hinged, a sen­sual, stun­ning cabaret which is sure to ex­hil­a­rate Gold Coast au­di­ences.

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