Scotch & Soda

Holy hell, go and see this show – it's entirely, utterly, completely, all-encompassingly brilliant. Review done.

For the sake of those who haven't yet been to see this open-mouthed-in-awe show (and for the sake of my word count), I'll elaborate.

Scotch & Soda is a mix of vaudeville eccentricity and alternate-reality dusty speak-easy circus party where the laws of gravity are apparently not always paying attention. The scene is completed with an engaging stage set-up and a sublime live jazz soundtrack provided by the extremely talented Uncanny Carnival Band.

The hall is rented, the orchestra engaged. It's now time to see if they can dance.

And my word can they just. The acrobatics are glorious, as are the acrobats themselves. Colourful characterisation accents their physical brilliance. I said before this was an open-mouthed-in-awe show and with all the leaping over, onto, and around each other, falling from the roof with only ribbons to stop the descent, standing, balancing and catapulting onto all manner of items, including each other, I don't think my mouth shut the entire show — lest my disbelief and wonderment build to critical pressure and my face explode.

On top of the talent of the performers, the small details of the show brought it up that extra notch. Small details on their costumes – stain marks here, a tear there, embellishments on props and wax accents on facial hair – added that last touch of magic to an already enchanting show.

Go see it. Now.

★★★★★