Mar 07 - 19 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


-All About Entertainment – 4.5 stars
Unleashed – raw and earthy! Street gladiators of the night!

-Finding Adelaide –
“It definitely left me wanting to level up.”

-Hifi Way – 5 stars
“I sat in the very front row and found it confronting, dangerous and exhilarating, and at times I felt as if I was in the same wild streets as these barbarians.”
“They are amazing”
“Barbaroi is really sassy with tight choreography. Definitely one of the best shows at this year’s Fringe Festival.”

-In daily – 4 stars
“Barbaroi is circus with attitude: a dystopian-styled display of daring acrobatics that is all grit, no glitter”
“This is that kind of Fringe show: raw, exhilarating and loads of fun.”

-Global Media Post- 5 stars
“Barbaroi is the Greek word for barbarian or outsider, and these guys are outstanding, well outside and not the norm!”

-The au review- 4.5 stars
“Thrilling, dark and sexy.”
“I found a place I didn’t want to leave.”
“There is high drama, adventure and tension in the choreography while the performers reinvent the art form of circus in delightfully innovative ways.”
“Visually compelling phenomenon.”

Advertisier – 4.5 stars
“If you have an hour to spare this Fringe season, go see the magnificent show that is Barbaroi.”

A dystopian world, industrial, cyberpunk in the not-too-distant future. Gangs overrun the neon-clad side streets, the underbelly and outcasts rule the pitch-black forgotten ruins of an old district. There is chaos, there is danger in the shadows. There is a Showdown happening downtown; a lone wanderer stumbles amongst a crew of meta-human misfits, the Barbaroi. Will they have what it takes to be one of them? This is do or die, this is their initiation.

Inspired by the world of shadows where anything goes, and the gritty underbelly of society, BARBAROI is a blend of high octane circus, cabaret and physical theatre. Complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects, this show will lead audiences down the rabbit-hole and asking, ‘Who are the BARBAROI?’

Barbaroi draws heavy influence from the late 80’s and early 90’s anime cyberpunk genre, utilising the genre’s rich colour palette blended with its industrial and unrefined overtones. Particular works like AKIRA and Ghost in the Shell inspired the costumes, look, feel, and lighting of the Barbaroi. It has created a unique work that is able to be adapted for conventional theatre and non-conventional spaces like outdoor spaces, warehouses and even alleyways. The Barbaroi is a flirt with the dangerous; high level circus up close and personal.


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After Dark Theatre

After Dark Theatre has a reputation for creating critically-acclaimed high-tech circus arts. being founded in 2007, with its first production in 2009, After Dark Theatre has continued to create and be a part of award winning Circus productions.

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