When I read the title ‘YUCK Circus’ I was expecting to go to a show filled with people being thrown across the room, maybe some hoops and a bit of fire but no no no, this was so much more. YUCK weren’t just throwing people around the room like a game of hot potato, they were throwing around women’s issues that occur every day.
This show should be called YUCK Circus/Comedy/Storytelling/Dance/The Greatest Show Ever because the ladies from YUCK certainly know how to please an audience in multiple different ways.
One moment I was jaw-dropping at the sight three people standing one on top of the other and the next I was bursting with laughter after hearing a very descriptive story about a certain menstruation situation.
This award-winning cast of elite circus artists brought their true stories of young Australian womanhood to the stage to delve into the topics of beauty standards and making the ‘gross’ as normal as it is entertaining, in an attempt to break the stigma. Did they succeed? YES! I love how YUCK were able to create the perfect balance of discussing serious topics, flying through the air and being disgustingly hilarious.
A show dabbling in a bit of everything, I can confidently say this was uniquely brilliant. Filled with sock-stuffed undies, fake moustaches and saturated in double standards, the women of YUCK had no trouble engaging the audience and simply entertaining.
I walked out of this show feeling extremely satisfied and forfilled. There’s something about watching a group of strong and independent chicks doing what they love and what they’re passionate about that leaves you in a state of ‘my mind is blown!’. This is a show that gives you a platform to reflect and then you’ll go back and see the show again. I know I will.