The Socks are now something of a venerable national institution; but if you’ve not seen them before, you should. This act has definitely not run out of steam.
There are one or two old gags in this current incarnation of the disputatious footwear duo, but mostly new ones: about Brexit; about superheroes, obviously; and much more.
The joy of this is mainly in the manic speed with which everything happens, and the constant furious arguments between Sock One and Sock Two.
It’s a sort of miniature Morecambe and Wise on amphetamines; but with constant costume changes (yes, socks can wear costumes) daft songs, and deft ad-libs at every slightest hitch or audience distraction.
The number of laughs that this show can pack into an hour seems inexhaustible, and can leave an audience gasping for breath, as laugh piles on laugh from start to finish.
Punch and Judy could never compete with this.
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Reviewer: John Christopher Wood | Star rating: ****
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre performed at the Rondo Theatre in Bath on Saturday 6th April 2019.