Jens Altheimer is back at the Adelaide Fringe this year with another spectacular performance! Loose Ends is a heart-warming children’s show about friendship, along with the rewards and complications which stem from it. Despite the young target audience, Altheimer’s wealth of creativity and superb acting is sure to enthral both children and adults alike, and the touching story will resonate with all show-goers.
As the lights come on and the show commences, you will be treated to the unique world created by Altheimer, whose energetic and expressive performance captivates your attention from the get-go. We could certainly appreciate the conglomerate of different techniques used to bring the story to life, including elements of circus and some impressive low-fi technology.
Being a one-man show, a certain level of ingenuity is required to keep audiences engaged; Altheimer does not disappoint, using his knack for tinkering to create fascinating contraptions. By giving everyday objects a makeover and transforming them into something extraordinary, Altheimer creates a magical theatre experience. This, accompanied by his sense of humour and innovative use of shadows, lights, and sound effects, engenders an entertained audience. A few parts of the show even require audience participation, allowing you to get involved and experience Altheimer’s creativity for yourself. Children are guaranteed to be immersed in this quirky tale, which features lively scenes and plenty of laughs.
As evidenced by his nomination last year for Best Children’s Presentation, and his 2013 award in the same category, Jens Altheimer is a successful performer who promises to entertain. Loose Ends is being shown in Le Cascadeur at The Garden of Unearthly Delights until March 18th, so hurry in and grab a ticket before it ends, and experience the magic for yourself!
Words by Xueying Sun
WHERE: Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, East Tce, Adelaide