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Sushi Tap Show (Tokyo Tapdo)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Sushi Tap 2

Few things are trickier than making fake mistakes, but Tokyo Tapdo can tap and trip with equal panache. In this Japanese comedy tap show, much of the humour relies on a seemingly seamless combination of impeccable footwork and choreographed pratfalls. Highlights include a spoof on Riverdance; an audience-participation lesson on “ribbit” and “oink” in Japanese and an extended film-noir tango – with some fun(ny) use of cups. There is some variation in quality – a few numbers fall flat (and not on purpose this time). But the seven-year-old in the front row was giggling away, and I definitely left the theatre smiling. It’s not listed as a children’s show, but it will definitely be a hit with the under twelves.

C, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lucy Diver]