Limbo performance theatre

Limbo The Return: a highlight of Sydney theatre

Welcome to a circus spectacle of otherworldly proportions, “LIMBO The Return” is the exhilarating new headline show captivating audiences at The Grand Electric, the hottest venue in town. This acclaimed production marries the thrilling essence of live circus, cabaret, and acrobatics with the heart-pounding live music composed by New York’s own Jank master, Sxip Shirey. Set in a realm delicately balanced between heaven and hell, “LIMBO The Return” showcases an international ensemble of top-tier circus performers and musicians, creating an experience that transcends the ordinary.

Having spellbound crowds in Spiegeltents across Newcastle and Adelaide, “LIMBO The Return” now sets its sights on Sydney for its headline season. The show has been embraced with open arms, drawing in audiences eager to witness its jaw-dropping, fire-breathing, and gravity-defying acts. Critics, too, have been fervently enthusiastic, with Upside Adelaide awarding the show a five-star review, lauding it as “a whirlwind of excitement and wonder… that will leave you wanting more.” Elsewhere, See Do Eat Review echoed this acclaim in their own five-star praise, highlighting the band as “musical geniuses” and heralding the show as their “favourite show of the Fringe”.

More than a decade ago, the original LIMBO production propelled its creators, Strut & Fret, onto the global stage. After selling out at the Sydney Festival, it embarked on an international tour gracing stages from Brussels to Bogota. The show even captivated Madonna, who attended twice during its London season. Its follow-up, “LIMBO Unhinged,” enjoyed a hugely successful and critically acclaimed run at the Sydney Opera House, before venturing on its own international tour.

“LIMBO The Return” marks the second headline offering from Strut & Fret at The Grand Electric in Surry Hills, following on from the unprecedented success of their smash hit, “Blanc de Blanc Encore,” which debuted in January 2023. Both shows, devised and directed by Strut & Fret’s Creative Director Scott Maidment, are poised to enchant Sydney audiences yet again. Maidment expresses his anticipation for the show’s return, “We’ve been blown away by the response from Sydney audiences at The Grand Electric, and I know they are going to absolutely love returning to the world of LIMBO.”

One of the standout features of “LIMBO The Return” is its vibrant live music. With a vast array of instruments and a genre-defying mix of influences, Maidment describes the musical experience as akin to “a New Orleans brass band meets the Beastie Boys on the way through Berlin, looking for a house party.”

“LIMBO The Return” opens on Wednesday 22nd May, promising an unforgettable spectacle.

From: Wednesday 22 May
Venue: The Grand Electric, 199 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
Price: Tickets from $55
Times: Wed & Thu 7.30pm, Fri 7.00pm & 9.00pm, Sat 5.00pm & 7.30pm, Sun 5.30pm
Restrictions: 15+

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