There is a crazy new kids show at Fringe World that features all we love about Perth’s favourite festival - a unique setting, audience participation and lots of cheeky jokes. Oh, and there’s oodles of balloons!
Balloonatics is an award-nominated, world-travelled family comedy show brought to you by Scottish comedian Chris Henry, who mums and dads may recognise as a familiar face of the Perth Fringe World.
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Well, now he’s back in Perth with a show just for families, but with the same cheeky, madcap style and well-honed comedy routine his audiences have grown accustomed to.
Suitable for ages 4 and over, younger children are welcome, although it may not be suitable for children who are a bit frightened of balloons or just don’t like them. But who doesn’t like balloons?!
There are a LOT of balloons in this show. There is also a LOT of audience participation - as I found out. I was recruited onto the stage to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Yep. Raphael to be exact! Kids and adults alike can be asked to come up onto the stage at any moment, so be warned!
This is high-energy show didn’t stop from start to finish. You barely have time to catch your breath before the next round of tricks and inflatable fun. You may not be totally wowed by the balloon skills, but you will be kept laughing and wondering what exactly is coming next.
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Expect a lot of chaos and a few naughty, adult jokes the kids won’t get (you may need to be prepared to explain said jokes, so don’t say I didn’t warn you about that either.)
From the UK to more than 15 countries, Balloonatics shows that it doesn’t matter how technically gifted you are, as long as you’re having fun!
Balloonatics is sure to be a hit with kids and adults of all ages. Oh, and every child gets a balloon at the end! Book your tickets today and join in this madcap hour of fun.
Balloonatics at FRINGE WORLD Festival, presented by Chris Henry WHERE: Lotterywest De Parel Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, Northbridge
WHEN: Saturday 18th January to Saturday 25th January at 3pm, plus Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February at 3pm