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Basil Brush: Unleashed (Broken Robot Productions / So Comedy / Basil Brush Limited)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

With 50 years in showbiz under his belt, the Basil Brush formula is tried and true. This “Unleashed” version of the show barely breaks from a PG rating however, relying as he does on wit, innuendo and a steady stream of sardonic jokes. It’s a well-scripted, professional puppet show, sprinkled with enough “boom booms” to keep the audience chuckling and wanting more of the foxy legend. Guest appearances (celebrity and otherwise), enthusiastic audience participation and well-timed jokes keep the show rollicking along. New “Mister” Martin proves an amiable and good natured sidekick who can hold his own against the “ginge at the Fringe”. Solid entertainment proving that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Lambert]