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Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show (20% More Stupider) (Impatient Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

There is a lot to be said for not talking down to children. Olaf Falafel embodies this fully, by being as silly as a six year old himself. Falafel’s Super Stupid Show promises 120% stupid antics and he doesn’t hold back: there are bumhole jokes coming out the wazoo. The varying energy levels (and fidget rate of the children) in the room do lend the show an inconsistency in tone. Falafel’s pre-filmed segments feel flat after so much audience interaction, and at least one might have been more satisfying recreated live in the room. In comparison, kids will be giggling their heads off during the high-octane games and drawing tutorial.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]