Here it comes, the new show which sees the Scottish Falsetto Socks appear on a TV talent show, something which would surely never happen in real life.
Their last live show before lockdown was at Leicester Comedy Festival in Feb 2020, and now they return to their favourite comedy festival to debut their brand new show, currently titled The New Show.
The Socks have been appearing at Leicester Comedy Festival longer even than they've been at the Edinburgh Fringe. They played there in 2007, ahead of their Edinburgh debut, and have previewed every one of their new shows there ever since. They've even played Leicester on the years when they had no new Edinburgh show to preview, meaning they'd played 14 consecutive unbroken years at Leicester Comedy Festival, up to 2020. And now they're back.
And this show has a secret to it. The Socks recorded their appearance on a famous TV Talent show last week, on the stage of The London Palladium. They can't tell you how it went, but there may be some idea of the flavour of the event in this new show, in which the boys - enter A Talent Show!
Expect new songs, sketches and nonsense in an hour of material which Leicester will be seeing before the rest of the world - and maybe also for the last time. Yes, it's no secret that these preview shows involve the testing out of new material, which often means discovering that some ideas just aren't as good in front of a live audience as they seemed when you wrote them. Many Leicester productions of Socks shows have been wildly different from the version that ended up on stage in Edinburgh six months later, and then went on tour.
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre's New Show is at Kayal on Granby Street:
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