Sunday, 5 August 2012

★★★★ One4Review ★★★★★ Broadway Baby - the reviews begin

The Scottish Falsetto Socks' first reviews of Edinburgh 2012 have come in, and we like them. One for Boo Lingerie and one for Chunky Woollen Nits. Enjoy...

★★★★ - One4Review

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Boo Lingerie

I’ve been a regular visitor to the Socks’ shows over the years, coming back year after year, for all the reasons I loved their latest offering. The banter between Serious Sock and Silly Sock was, as ever, a joy, taking in a wide range of bad puns, comments on local events, and plenty of comic misunderstandings, all with a tongue in cheek self-awareness.

This year’s theme, “Boo Lingerie” is horror, from scary films to everything Halloween. As Serious Sock tries to steer the show towards an in depth analysis of the classics of the genre, Silly Sock is busy trying to get the audience baying for blood. We weren’t quite sure how to bay.

The Socks ably demonstrate a wide repertoire, benefitting from quickfire costume changes as they give their impressions of characters through horror history, to song spoofs, including a fun genre stereotypes medley, interspered with quickfire gags that would work on twitter. And let’s not forget the Socks’ skill with audience interaction, dealing with all the room throws at them, despite being a little short of arms.

This funny, fast-paced, lyrically skilled double act could go far. (If only they could escape from their tiny theatre!)

Reviewed by Gill Smith

★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Laughed until I cried

Fiona Davy Rating:
For the first 10 minutes of Chunky Woollen Knits I was wiping tears from my eyes! I attended with Miss S (11) & Master T (9) who took 5 to 10 minutes to warm to the humour (or possibly the Scottish accent as we are all from down-under!) but the whole show kept us laughing and amazed by the puppeteer's ability to keep the show flowing whilst interacting, or rather the puppets were interacting, with the audience! No 'rudey' words to offend little ears but enough double entendre to keep the parents laughing! 

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre present not one but two new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012: Boo Lingerie - A Socky Horror Show every night at 10.40pm and Chunky Woollen Nits - The Family-Friendly Hour at 11am. Tickets are now on sale, book now!

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