Mr Wizowski Presents BLOWN AWAY

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Wellington

05/03/2015 - 06/03/2015

Wellington Circus Hub, 11 Hutchinson Rd, Newtown, Wellington

07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015

NZ Fringe Festival 2015 [reviewing supported by WCC]

Production Details

Let Mr Wizowski take your breath away, as you join him on a comedic exploration of the simple balloon. In his world the only limit is his imagination, so while one minute he may be jousting like a knight, the next he may be conducting the weather. Creative, surprising and fun this show will delight people of all ages.

A fusion of old and new, Mr Wizowski combines the classic physical comedy style of silent movies with the exciting thrills of modern circus. Using simple everyday objects, he will show that you are never too old to play.

Mr Wizowski was trained at CircoArts in Christchurch and has been seen performing the length of the country with Circus Aotearoa. He has since performed at festivals around the world including The Edinburgh Fringe, The Australian Street Entertainer Championships and the World Buskers Festival. 

Come check out this unique combination of physical comedy, clowning and circus skills that is guaranteed to leave you out of breath. 

Newtown Community Centre Theatre 
Corner of Colombo St and Rintoul St 
5-6th March 

Wellington Circus Hub, 11 Hutchinson Rd, Newtown
7th March, 9pm 
Facebook: Mr Wizowski Entertainment

Theatre , Comedy , Circus ,

Delightful, funny, zany and clever

Review by Maryanne Cathro 06th Mar 2015

The words “balloon” and “entertainment” in the same sentence bring to mind a grinning lunatic twisting long balloons into improbable animals. Shudderworthy. 

Not so Mr Wizowski. His antics with balloons are full of fun, imagination and surprise.  

This is circus with a story, of sorts – told using balloons, audience members and his trusty conductor’s baton. I cannot reveal the content of any of the stories however, as each one reveals itself slowly in the telling, and it would be mean to ‘pop the balloon’! Suffice to say the comedic and narrative possibilities of the humble balloon are well and truly explored in this show.

This show is everything we hope for from the Fringe – delightful, funny, zany and clever. His physical circus antics are clever and skilled. From his first appearance in a white tail coat and suitcase, attempting to mount the conductor’s rostrum, he has us smiling, then laughing, then cheering.

It is quite something to be in the presence of a performer who can engage his audience with such innocent charm. This really is a show to delight all ages and stages.

If you are a theatre goer looking for something truly different, do pop out to the Newtown Community Centre tonight or tomorrow night, pay the koha and I promise you will have a great time!


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