Review: And now for something different - Gandini Juggling's Smashed at Udder Belly
For something a little bit different, something that is a unique twist of juggling, dance, comedy and drama head to the upside down purple cow on London's South Bank.
Gandini Juggling are in residence with their show Smashed which is skillfully and often beautifully performed by the troupe of seven men and two women using a lot of apples and a tea set.
The hour long show is a series of loosely linked vignettes sometimes synchronised juggling, sometimes there are threads of narrative discernible in the dance and mime and sometimes there is slap stick. But all the time there is juggling, all sorts of juggling.
It is a show that is like a cocktail that has been shaken and stirred with drizzle of sauce that tastes much better than its description implies. It is funny, sometimes beautiful, entertaining and impressive and you won't see anything quite like. It runs as part of the South Bank Festival's Udder Belly programme until May 18 before resuming a UK and European tour.