These knife-juggling, acrobatic Vikings are on an important quest, but do they have what it takes? Junior reviewers Jackson and Chloe Davis find plenty to appeal to young ones.
Vikings, Ella Norton & Aidan Bayliss
The Gold Digger at The Pleasure Garden, 4 February 2023
Reviewed by Jackson Davis (age 12) and Chloe Davis (age 7)
It’s a very hot day, so thankfully Vikings is in one of the wonderfully airconditioned tents at the Pleasure Garden.
As we enter, a spotlight is focused on the middle of the stage, which is positioned in the centre of the room with seats all around the outside.
The story follows two Vikings on a quest to find Thor’s lost hammer, which has been hidden on the island of Bali. We follow their adventures as they travel across seas in a very small boat.
The Vikings have different skills, such as juggling knives and aerial ribbon acrobatics. The acrobatics were jaw-dropping, with both characters showing off their strengths as they search for the hammer.
There is plenty of good music and some audience participation to keep us entertained as well.
Although for us the plot was a bit weak and maybe a bit predictable, the acrobatics and sense of fun definitely made up for it.
We thought it was an enjoyable and awesome show and would recommend Vikings to children from two to eight years old. It reminded us of Dora the Explorer, but with Vikings and acrobatics.
Pictured top: These Vikings have plenty of tricks up their sleeve on their quest from the gods. Photo supplied
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