Talking of changing the subject (from Adelaide), tickets for the first previews for the Socks new Edinburgh show Boo Lingerie! at Brighton Fringe have gone on sale...
Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Thursday in Adelaide has been big publicity day. The Socks started the day with their photo and interview appearing in the Adelaide Advertiser. Then in the early afternoon they were interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff on ABC Radio Adelaide, in a studio full of visiting school kids which was good fun and very entertaining. Then in the late afternoon they made their second appearance on the bandstand in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Once more they were mobbed with kids at the front of the stage, this time the kids threw chips (luckily they prefaced this by saying out loud "my friend's going to throw chips at you" otherwise we wouldn't have known it was happening. As it was we got good laughs and publicity out of it). Hopefully this promotional activity will soon turn into bums on seats. As it is, the shows are now going very well, with the audiences still erring on the elusive side.
The other day in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, and indeed all over Adelaide, it was cold wet and rainy, in marked contrast to the hot summer weather we've been enjoying (I say enjoying, though I seem to recall I've managed to moan about the hot weather, which must be galling to everyone back home, sorry). So the Socks made a video about it...
The noise the Socks are trying to talk over is The Magnets, the act from England who've been performing in the tent next door for the last two weeks and whose show overlapped with ours. Last night (Wednesday) was the Magnets final night, so now roll up, as the Advertiser says, cos the first 15 minutes of our show have never sounded better!
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide every night at 7.45 until March 18th. Tickets here.
Four & a half thumbs-up review from The Punch
"Roll up roll up" - Adelaide Advertiser review
"Side-splitting laughs" - FIVEaa review
"Head-slappingly funny" - Festival Freak review
Adelaide Waiting - Socks video