Socio-political commentary with shadow puppets sounds ridiculous, and it is; wonderfully and creatively so. This duo produce a constant frenzy of excitement and noise, flinging fantastically crafted and inventive puppets around, along with a variety of accurate impressions, a few exaggerated accents and some very enthusiastically hummed films anthems. Pedants will particularly enjoy ‘Grammar Cop’, whereas those less than fond of the Iron Lady will relish her miniature alter-ego’s makeover; there truly is a puppet for everyone. This is not, however, just a glorified sketch-show, as the masterful manipulation of the puppets and the careful timing make it a visual feast at break-neck speed. This horn heralds the arrival of a new age of comedy, don’t miss out.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 15), 5.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]