The Unexpected Items (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Unexpected Items

A spirited rabble of punning linguists

The Unexpected Items is a spirited rabble of punning linguists who embellish their clever, feel-good sketches with satirical pop songs and spontaneous dance moves. The Oxford troupe’s tributes to Alan Rickman and Carol Ann Duffy are ebullient, while their middle-class folk-hero ‘Johnny Flange’ spotlights founder Tom Williams’ lyrical mastery.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug, 4.30pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

The Unexpected Items

  • 4 stars

A brand new hour of sketches, songs and satire from the creators of YouTube smash hit, 'Gap Yah'. 'Saariously funny' (Sunday Times). 'A YouTube sensation' (Evening Standard). Time Out Critics' Choice, 2008, 2009, 2010. Ages: U