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The Twins Macabre – Small Mediums At Large (PBJ Management)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

‘The Twins Macabre’ are the demonic, sadistic children of deceased (in tragic, and in no way deliberate, circumstances) circus performer parents. They don’t have an audience, they have “hostages”, and they’re determined to make us watch their songs, sketches and incredible “psychic” abilities. There’s plenty of black make-up and cute costumes, the stage littered with children’s toys, puppets and weapons. It’s all playful, silly stuff: sending up everything from ‘Location, Location, Location’ to those campy horror films with obligatory creepy children. The two performers wonderfully create these faux-naive, tongue-firmly-wedged-in-cheek little monsters, toying with their audience and rattling through an array of increasingly bizarre characters. You might not be genuinely scared, but you certainly don’t want to turn your back on these two.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]