The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Boo Lingerie

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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

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