When Magnus Danger Magnus, the host of El Bizarro, warned us that during the show we may experience an adrenaline rush known as the “fight or flight” syndrome, he asked us to resist our urge to escape the horror. Resist, I did. But I may have clapped my hands over my eyes and mouth several times (just to make sure no “weird” got in).
El Bizarro is an aptly named array of local and international sideshow acts, freaks of nature and those who test the boundaries of physical possibility.
Peggy ‘The Legs’ Malone kicked off the show by psychotically and dramatically removing her spine from the back of her hospital gown then falling to the floor before contorting her body into the most impressive positions.
The most horrific act was undoubtedly the Circus Carnis who were the stuff of nightmares. With chilling attitudes, costumes and props, this couple put pain aside and completely freaked out the audience by suspending objects from hooks in their bodies or themselves on hooks from the roof of the big top tent! Don’t try this at home though, even the professionals had blood and bruising on their bodies.
On the lighter and more aesthetically pleasing side of things we had some very talented burlesque and boylesque performers, fire breathers and of course Magnus D. Magnus who poked fun at our shock and awe, providing some reprieve from the macabre confrontation.
Starring Aurora Galore, Russell Bruner, Miss Sina King, The Astonishing Johnny Domino, Vivian Marlowe, Odile Devine, and those previously mentioned, El Bizarro is not for the faint hearted but was a hit with the very appreciative crowd.
Danger Cabaret presents
Venue: Big Top | The Pleasure Garden, James Street, Northbridge, WA
Dates: February 5 – 7, 2015