Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror Review

Looking for a unique thoughtful yet thrilling experience? Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror is a new musical currently showing at the Bristol Old Vic until Saturday 1 April.

The show is set during the dark times of 1933 Nazi Germany. The Nazis are burning books and suspending civil rights and many are desperate to escape.

As the darkness rises Hitlers Reich seeks to remove all that do not conform to the Nazi ideal, but for Waldo and his travelling circus of outcasts, acrobats and aerialists the show must go on.

The show features a diverse cast of characters many of which have physical disabilities and each has an individual tale to tell as evil engulfs their lives.

Although the tale is dark, the performance is outstanding with daring aerial feats from the acrobats with a standout performance from Darragh (Ryan Murphy) who is also the shows drummer and a beautiful aerial duet between Jonny Leitch and Lee-Kronick.

The performance was also Audio Described, Captioned and Signed and presented on a large screen. The screens also subtitle the sign language used by some of the performers.

Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror is presented by Extraordinary Bodies and co-produced with Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Age Guidance 12+

Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED



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