Monday, 1 February 2010

Review: Full Twist

We first met Matt Pang when he performed with Circomedia at the Big Top Festival last July, when staff and audience alike instantly fell in love with his infectious smile and irresistible charm. With his own company, PanGottic, Matt is perfectly matched with fellow 'Circomedian', Revital Gottshalk, whose animated expressions and exaggerated physicality ensured a rapid rapport with the audience.

Full Twist is a fast paced tale of an even faster paced romance between two young lovers, whose relationship blossoms over circus skills and some seriously comical physical theatre.

Many of you will know that I have a penchant for puppets and masks in performance, therefore I freely admit that the highlight of PanGottic's Full Twist for me, was the adorably awkward cleaning couple, who fall in love over broken glass and dropped boxes. The two loveable characters were actually a smaller a sub plot, whose slow and clumsy relationship is used to contrast with the speed at which the other couple seem to blossom.

Between juggling wine glasses and bottles, bunches of flowers... and babies, and the hilarious character expressions, PanGottic kept us entertained and laughing for the entire 50 minute show. The only downside is that it wasn't longer!

Thanks PanGottic... see you for the next one?

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