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Fills Monkey – Incredible Drum Show (Stories in Theatre Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

Fills Monkey

A show consisting solely of a large drum set may sound monotonous, but when the show is as incredibly fun and energetic as this, it leaves you hitting out rhythms on tables and knees long after it finishes. The two French ‘drum monkeys’, Sébastien Rambaud and Yann Costen, have profound drumming mastery and make it look completely effortless, allowing them to connect with the audience of all ages. They begin with conventional drumming, then advance onto playful competition with each other. The duo broaden their drum experimentation with unfamiliar percussion along with crowd interaction, which builds throughout the show. The exploration is endless in ‘Fills Monkey’, as the crowd’s curiosity builds throughout an exhilarating hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kieran Scott]