In the company’s 17th year at the Fringe, the young performers of ACE more than fitted into to the breathtaking surroundings of the Royal Botanical Gardens. This year’s show is a modernised version of ‘Cinderella’, where Prince Charming has the option of finding a husband and falls for our heroine after seeing her on ‘Far Far Away’s Got Talent’. Though it takes a while to get going and certain scenes are too long, by the thrilling climax any earlier problems are completely forgotten. The whole cast demonstrate utterly spectacular circus skills: doing trapeze work, tumbling, unicycling and stilt-walking as if they were the most natural things in the world. A really wonderful show.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 12-19 Aug, 1.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]