A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to get a pair of freebie tickets for Afrika! Afrika! at The O2, just across the Thames from where we live.
After the usual trek right round the main dome, we got to the entrance to the Afrika! Afrika! site which is made up of a series of tents to the West of the O2.
Our complimentary tickets were, predictably, of slightly restricted view behind a pillar but that didn’t affect us too badly as the circus-like nature of the show meant that there was usually plenty going on.
I’m not a big fan of circuses, but I really enjoyed this show. It was similar in some ways to the Cirque du Soleil, but much less pretentious.
Some of the acts:-
- Amazing contortionist man who could pass his body through an unstrung tennis racket
- Two girls who juggled large tables and vases using their feet
- Phenomenal pole-climbing team who threw themselves up and down poles
- Trapeze-type man who could raise himself up using a couple of hanging straps and his own body strength.
- Astounding basketball-playing unicycle team, one of whom could skip inside three ropes while sitting on his unicycle.
- Stomach-churning contortionist girl who could perform unbelievable feats of bendiness
- Stunning tumbling and acrobat groups who could stand 4 high on each others shoulders.
So, all in all, a great show, loads of energy and a good evening out.
(Cameras were banned so the only photo I got was this blurry one of the logo projected onto the inside of the tent. The official website has a video clip of the show so you can get an idea of what goes on)