Spencer Novich is absolutely hilarious as the right hand man to maitre d’ Monsieur Romeo. His clowning and physicality kept the entire audience bellowing with laughter and his mime montage of various sound bytes all thrown together was the highlight of the evening. His later pairing with J’aiMime for a second dose of this was even more impressive. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for his Romeo, whose entire presence throughout the show felt awkward and at times unnecessary.
Of the limited circus acts performed, it must be noted Hampus Jansson and Milena Straczynksi’s double aerial act showed strength and sensuality while the bellhop acrobatics by Masha and her spinning hotel luggage cart displayed strong skill and real concentration.
Venue: The Aurora Spiegelent, Jacka Boulevaerd, St Kilda (next to Palais Theatre)
Season: Until 30 July| Tues - Thus 7:30pm, Fri - Sat 7pm and 9:30pm, Sun 7pm
Tickets: between $38 and $78
Bookings: Map 57
* Original review appeared on Theatre Press on 25 June 2017.
Photo Credit: Damien Bredberg, Daniel Boud & Ken Leanfore