Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Minging Detectives - Gilded Balloon (Venue 14)
I defy you not to laugh out loud at Scotland’s famous sock puppets.
When it comes to puns - from the funniest to the ones which make you groan as well as laugh - sketches, daft songs and more puns, they’re in a class of their own.
Created by Kev F. Sutherland, the puppets hit the spot time after time in their 2015 Fringe show, Minging Detectives.
High brow it ain’t, but for sheer entertainment, it’s worthy of all its four star reviews.
The story centres around crime, and as many fictional detectives can lampoon and have fun with.
All the obvious ones are in there - Taggart, The Bill, Breaking Bad - together with some from the days of yore, not to mention whatever obscure nonsense the audience can offer throughout. Even Van Der Valk gets a mention in here.
There are some running gags throughout and some ad libbing as they bounced off the audience.
It is, in a nutshell, sheer, nonsensical fun - and there’s a heck of a lot of it packed into the 60 minutes.
A perfect night oput at the Fringe - go see ‘em befof this week.