Brought my wife as a birthday treat without actually knowing what to expect as it isn't a show we knew much about. At first you think it is some odd Cirque homage with a strange tale wrapped around it about Charlemagne and his son. The first half is brilliant in the way the circus acts and illusions are integrated into the story and become part of the tale.
However, once you move past intermission, and the story takes a sharp turn into darker areas, you suddenly realise that the first act itself was the illusion and that the show has been misleading you all along as to its true nature. I love that it can meld great physical acts with more serious concepts around the sacrifices we make as we become adults.
We truly didn't know what to expect and I highly recommend watching this true gem - it is a joy to watch, moves you to laughter and leaves you with more things to ponder on than your average musical