My Imagination Ran Away Without Me is a mini circus show at this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.
My Imagination Ran Away Without Me is a mini circus show at this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.

My Imagination Ran Away Without Me claims that it will have the audience on the edge of their seats. The only reason I was on the edge of my seat was because I wanted to leave. But this was not a big problem, as the show ran only 20 minutes long, although it was advertised as 30.

My Imagination Ran Away Without Me is a self-proclaimed circus show, with eight performers who appear to have no acting abilities and a barely passable amount of acrobatic skills.

The show runs on a supposed narrative of a young boy who should be doing his homework but procrastinates by playing video games and watching anime. He is then transported to these worlds where he fights the characters through poorly timed choreography. Then we are suddenly at a haunted house and the boy is a man, who sells insurance. It all amounts to a almost non-existent story.

My Imagination Ran Away Without Me was amateur at best, with long transitions, very few impressive tricks, and a lack of stage presence. It felt under-rehearsed and sloppy. A mess, and I found myself scared for the performers’ safety, as well as for my own sanity.

As part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival. No further performances.