Madame with an 'E' (3 stars)

This article is from 2008

Madame is a scrawny, dirty puppet who bears an uncanny likeness to Joan Rivers. As unappealing as she may sound, the ageing showgirl's rampant filth and alcoholism has a rather endearing quality. Her puppeteer whisks her around a decaying Hollywood and saccharine pop-world party complete with Paris digs and a Boy George battering. Expect gyno jokes and old-hag gags aplenty.

Royal College of Surgeons, 527 1562, until 25 Aug, 10.15pm, £12 (£9).