Caesar Twins

Blonde twins Pablo and Pierre Caesar performs athletic stunts and physical feats, usually wearing as few clothes as possible.

Before the show begins, the audience is urged to send text messages to the twins. The messages appear on a large screen at the back of the stage, but there are no responses from the twins nor any sign that they’ve even seen the messages. The twins then appear, take off their shirts and go straight into their routine, performing some gymnastic feats, such as one twin balancing on his head, on top of his brother’s head. These are impressive and clearly require physical strength and coordination, plus a great deal of trust in their partner.

In the breaks between their stunts, black and white film is shown on the screen of old variety acts performing almost exactly the same stunts, which partly devalues the twins’ performances. For some strange reason they include Wilson, Keppel and Betty among these acts, although it’s hard to see what Egyptian sand dancing has to do with their act.

Musical accompaniment comes from a saxophone player and there is also a woman who sings, dances and smokes a cigarette while contorting herself around a chair.

The most unnecessary and slightly embarrassing part of the show is when a young woman is brought up from the audience and the twins manage to fool her by changing places several times.

Using the screen, the twins recreate Pablo’s near-fatal fall from the wheel of death in 2001. Although it was clearly a terrible accident, and it is amazing that he has recovered so well, do we really want to see photographs of his injuries and his reconstructive surgery?

Their performance ends with both twins diving into and swimming around a large goldfish bowl, before emerging triumphantly to great applause. The show is good in parts and they are great gymnasts but it is really only for fans.

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The Blurb

Extraordinary internationally-acclaimed stars of 'Royal-Variety' and 'La Clique'. 'Dazzling show of physical theatre, acrobatics and variety' (Times); 'Jaw-dislocatingly, mesmerically, super-humanly impressive' (Scotsman); 'Most visually spectacular show you'll see this year' (Observer). www.caesar-twins.com. Sellout 2005/6!

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