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The Listies: Ickypedia (The Listies)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Despite the ever-expanding Oxford English Dictionary, there remain many things for which there are, literally, no words. The loose premise of ‘Ickypedia’ is to present a compendium of new words to cover such scenarios, though our hosts’ attentions mostly fixate on the scatological in this rowdy children’s comedy show. By the time we’re done, we’ve had audience interaction, puns, water pistols, sketches, banter, bad dancing and the Snot Ness Monster. They carry it all off with great aplomb, sustaining a frenetic pace for a relentless hour that makes the children laugh and join in a lot, and the grown-ups snigger rather more than is proper, considering. Luckily, I don’t need to come up with a word for it. I can just say…

Pleasance Courtyard, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]