The Unexpected Items
- Nicola Meighan
- 25 August 2010
This article is from 2010
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).