The name of the show had me intrigued enough to book tickets. I wasn’t sure if the event was going to be true to its name but when I saw an ad for The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Company, hosted by the Wembley Store Boys there were 4 tickets in my name before you could say it again.
The evening started off on the wrong foot, having over eaten and then scoffed the last Christmas pudding, I wasn’t feeling very bubbly. Added to that, half an hour before leaving home, I realised I had directed my friends to the wrong venue. Being used to anything ‘alternative’ being at St James Cavalier, I had to quickly redirect the troops to The Black Pearl (which you should try out the restaurant if you haven’t been for a while, that’s another post).
The warm up act was late and then sailed very close to the wind. His jokes mostly about Lady Di, so a bit dated, but he did get a few sharp intakes of breath, if not belly laughs.
After a short interval, the show began. The puppets, who’s faces incredibly animated for, essentially sport socks with eyes sewn on, indeed, you watched them, and I mean really watched them.
The puppeteer was hilarious, the jokes, the sketches, his reaction to the audience (even though the puppets were his eyes) and the ever present bell from the restaurant had a part. I’m going to share a pre-recorded clip with you, it was at this point, which was quite early on, that I actually cried laughing.