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Barry Castagnola – The Donny Donkins ‘As (Hopefully Soon To Be) Seen On TV’ Show (Barry Castagnola)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Toeing the line of what’s in good taste, then dancing over it and vomiting on it, ‘The Donny Donkins Show’ is an anarchical spoof TV format with myriad games and guests. Expect audience participation, slapstick at varying levels of ability and a whole host of welcome and unwelcome surprises. The format was effective, well constructed and worked well, but would not be everyone’s cup of tea. That said, the show was not without its charm and the combination of games, sketches, videos and various absurd props gives the show an unpredictable and unruly atmosphere. Bawdy and wild, Donny Donkins performs with a good helping of cheesy gimmicks, naff TV-style links and even a song or two.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 25 Aug (not 12), 2.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]