Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Rave Sock reviews & Chortle front cover
Look, we're on the cover of Chortle. Also we got a rave review in the Leicester Mercury:
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre at the City Rooms
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 10:00
By Sally Tipper
Yes, you read that act right, and no, I’d not heard of them either.
They’ve been both a hit and a hoot in Edinburgh, apparently, not to mention on YouTube, and if you like your comedy woolly, silly and a little bit sweary, then this could be the show for you.
Sock puppets are pretty funny. Singing sock puppets are that bit funnier. Singing sock puppets indulging in slapstick violence and mocking popular culture – what could be funnier?
You want more? How about if the whole thing were performed in a Scottish falsetto? Then surely you’ve got a winning double act on your hands.
It turns out to be nigh-on impossible to keep the grin off your face as you’re regaled with bizarre parody after bizarre parody - Shakespeare, Johnny Cash and mods and rockers all came in for the squeaky-voiced hosiery treatment to great effect.
Look past the silly premise, though, and there’s some pretty smart scripting and spot-on comic timing at work here too.
They’re here until Friday.