After a Socks performance, if there's time, I give the audience the chance to take selfies with the Socks before I pack up. Here we see, from our show last weekend at Komedia in Brighton, the delightful Sam and Aoife. The odd thing about this sock-selfie, which distinguishes it from any other sock-selfie ever taken, is that this shot comprises the entire audience.
Yes, on Sunday May 22nd, at 12.30 midday, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre performed to, officially, their smallest audience ever. Two people. And do you know what, it was an excellent show. Sam & Aoife were the perfect crowd, they'd never seen us before, and they gave Eurovision Sock Contest a really good preview, from which I know what needs rewriting, and all the usual take-aways. I also learn the downside of moving house in March, just when you should be busy finalising all the paperwork for a show in May. I forgot to pay my fee to Brighton Fringe until it was too late, so I didn't end up in the programme. I also didn't get posters or flyers to the venue, which, combined with the odd midday time slot, rendered us an invisible show. Quite how Sam & Aoife found us I don't know, but I'm glad they did.
You can catch the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre's brand new hour-long musical comedy extravaganza The Eurovision Sock Contest live on stage in a series of previews, in the run up to their return to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
See them now at:
June 18 7pm - Ludlow Fringe
June 23 - Grassington Festival
Sun July 3 6.15pm - Derby Bar One
Fri July 15 7pm - Beverley Puppet Fest
Sun July 17 3.25pm - Sheffield New Barrack Tavern
Sat July 23 - Bedford Fringe