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Famous Puppet Death Scenes (The Old Trout Puppet Workshop)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2022

I almost died laughing. As is well summarised by the title, this show offers a montage of brutal, hilarious but also tearjerking deaths, and, perhaps surprisingly, given that subject matter, it also features incredible physical comedy throughout, as this talented trio demonstrate that they have more to boast of than just mesmerising puppetry skills. Every scene showcased their creative abilities with stunning visuals, creative use of props and perfect comic timing. It was never predictable – which turns each scene would take were never obvious – making the show consistently fresh and surprising. This left the audience engrossed and laughing, though also touched by sadness throughout, as we became attached to the characters. As expected, a show for fans of dark humour, but who knew death itself could be so funny?

Assembly Roxy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Melrose]