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Big Daddy Vs Giant Haystacks (Foundry Group)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

A hilarious heavyweight comedy which looks at British wrestling in the 70s and 80s, through the careers of two heavy weight wrestling stars. In this side-splitting two-hander, David Mournfield plays Giant Haystacks, the wrestler we love to hate, whilst Ross Gurney-Randall takes on the role of the 26 stone nation’s favourite Big Daddy. This stylised performance makes the most of its cracking costumes, wrestling moves live on stage and nostalgic cultural references and jokes, all of which are appealing, though some of it might be a little lost on younger audience members.  There’s lots of funny stuff here, but there are also some touching and complex moments, which demonstrate that the wrestling world isn’t all fun and games. A champion comedy and not just for wrestling fans.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), 12.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 │ [Anita Magee]