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Dark puppet humour with Boris and Sergey

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: March 03, 2013

Boris and Sergey © Tigz Rice Studios 2012

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IF you think puppets are strictly for children and Punch and Judy, you’re in for a short sharp shock with these guys.

This Eastern European duo of Richard Booth and Henry Maynard concentrate their attention on bringing audiences a surreal show of black-comedy, with puppet profanities verging on the vulgar in a hilariously unique visual masterpiece.

These comedy geniuses, presented by Flabbergast Theatre, double up as the faceless leather bunraki puppets, older brother Sergey and furry Boris, who provide the centrepiece of this unusual show.

Following their sell-out smash at the Edinburgh Fringe, they’re hoping to capitalise on their myriad of five star reviews.

Gathering a full to bursting collection of these highly acclaimed critiques, the puppet brothers bring laughter in whichever venue is lucky enough to host them.

Get ready for a plethora of skits and plays, designed to catch both your imagination and funny bones, thick with curse words, inappropriate topics and technical puppetry excellence.

Seemingly made perfectly for the small stage, this vaudevillian double act will have you staring in awe and anticipation for the next hilarious exploit.

A shoal of six black-clad puppeteers move smoothly in time with each other to control the faceless puppets, creating two characters crept in a most extraordinary level of personality and charisma, despite their lacking any facial detail.

Although this show and it’s comedy isn’t for everyone, with its crude and sordid lines and not-for-the-prude discussion topics, it’s a must-see for those with a taste for a slightly darker humour.

Tickets (£8-10) are available from the Box Office on 01234 718112.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets online from www.bedfordtheatre.co.uk.

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