Tuesday 2 April 2013

★★★★★ "The unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry" - review in Venue

This is, I think, the Socks' first review of 2013. Five stars for a show that is still "work in progress" is not a bad start.

John Christopher Wood writes (in an article reviewing five shows from the past weekend at Bath Comedy Festival):

The Scottish Falsetto Socks In Space at the same venue emphatically did not disappoint. If you’ve never seen the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, then you really, really must. This is the unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry: it makes Punch and Judy look static –and this show is right up to its usual brilliance. The crazed fast-fire interactions between the two argumentative protagonists, (yes they are socks, yes they are Scottish, yes they are falsetto); the imaginative range of the subjects ripped the piss out of – the early history of horror films, David Bowie in old age, misunderstandings of the names of TV channels, and yes, space travel; the endless crazy costume changes; the sublimely silly songs; and a brilliantly-timed gag rate of approximately one a second make for a comedy experience so intense that you can run out of breath. Pure joy.


Thankyou John, thankyou Bath, and praise be to all that's good The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre will be on in Bath again on Friday. If you've not booked your tickets yet, you really will have to this time by the look of it. And if that wasn't enough, the wonderful Andrew Richmond (@bathcomiccon) gave us this #sketchcard he'd drawn of us. Laminated and everything. Follow him on Twitter to see the ever-growing range of these creations.

SOCKS ON TOUR - Your next chance to see the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Mar 21, 22, 23 - Glasgow Comedy Festival, The Dram
Mar 30, April 5 - Bath Comedy Festival, Ring O'Bells
April 12 - Plough Arts, Torrington, Devon
April 13 - Barnfield, Exeter
April 27 - Gardyne Theatre, Dundee
April 28 - Eden Court, Inverness
May 1 - Swindon Arts Centre
May 9, 10 - Komedia, Brighton Fringe
May 25, 26 - Inverness Happy-Ness Festival
May 29 - Theatr Mwdlan, Cardigan
May 31 - Exchange Arts, Keighley
June 1 - Junction, Goole
June 2 - Barnsley Civic
June 8 - Warwick Arts Centre
June 25 - Leicester Square Theatre, London
June 27 - Victoria Theatre, Halifax
June 28 - Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
July 2, July 9 - Leicester Square Theatre, London
July 5 - The Lord Nelson, Norton Sub Hamden, Somerset
July 13 - Chapter Arts, Cardiff Comedy Festival
July 14 - Sheffield, New Barrack Tavern 2pm
July 17 - Bristol Comedy Box at the Hen & Chickens
July 18 - Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury
July 20 - Bedford Fringe
July 21 - Derby Funhouse 3.25pm
+ Mimetic Festival, Enfield 8.30pm
July 22 - Clowns Pocket, Neath
July 26 - Lass O'Gowrie, Manchester
July 31 - Aug 25 - Gilded Balloon, 10.15pm, Edinburgh Fringe
Sept 4 - Belfast Black Box
Sept 5 - Derry Waterside
Sept 21 - Braintree Arts Theatre
Oct 5 - Farnham Maltings
Oct 11 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
Oct 24 - The Capitol, Horsham
Oct 25 - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
Oct 26 - Canterbury Festival
Nov 2 - Leeds Carriageworks
Nov 15 - Ropewalk, Barton On Humber
Nov 16 - Chorley Little Theatre

See all other Socks tour dates in the Scottish Falsetto Socks Gig Guide.

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