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presented by Silver Circle

[1hr 30min, incl. interval]

at Rose Centre Belmont, Auckland
From 28 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Gus Simonovic;


Silver Circle's community circus troupe brings Auckland its next devilish instalment at The Rose Centre From February 28th, as part of the Auckland Fringe 2013!

It's strange and it's sexy; it's disarming, irreverent, unexpected and mad-cap; it's inspiring and impressive; it's dark and delightful – always hard to define, this company brings a unique fusion of burlesque and bellydance sensuality with the physicality of martial arts, circus arts and acrobatics, all put together with a touch of song, a twist of quirky comedy, a smidgeon of intensity, and rather a lot of dabbling in our half-forgotten childhood dreams, nightmares and fantasies.

Dark Tales, the fourth Silver Circle Productions show, builds on its predecessors ‘1001 Knights', ‘Joie de Vivre' and ‘Bon Mort Vivant – a Dead Sexy Cabaret', combining the talents of a diverse team of experienced performance artists, stunt fighters, and entertainers with stunning dancers, daring acrobats and personalities. This intriguing vaudeville review will take you to the birth of faery tales: dreams, fantasies and nightmares; fears and desires; difference, darkness and delight, and in February you (yes you!) can be part of it!

The last show was described as: ‘pure circus burlesque'; ‘unadulterated fun!'; ‘ The choreography was excellent and... the dancing itself was simply delicious'; ‘a more enthusiastic bunch of multi-talented devotees you're never likely to meet'; ‘a two hour riot took place and I loved every preposterous moment of it' (‘Theatreview‘ / Wallace Arts Trust Reviews)

This show is perfect for those seeking something a bit different, something that challenges the mundane, the conventional and the expected. Come prepared for an audience-inclusive cabaret, complete with laughter and lashings of light-hearted fun. Guests are cautioned to be prepared for “possible naked-ish, sexy-ish, scary-ish stuff; strangeness and silliness” and invited to Dress up and join the fun!”

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to 

Thursday February 28 to Saturday March 2, 8pm
Duration: 90 minutes (including 15 min intermission, and fire play with cast after show)
Location: The Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont
Tickets: $25, concession $20
Bookings: Go to