The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

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  • 10 August 2012

This article is from 2012

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

Five things about 2012 Edinburgh show Boo Lingerie!

1. What 5 things should everybody know about you?

‘That we are not a kids show! Except that, this year, we are also doing a kids show; that we are also doing our brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence at 10.40 at night; that this is our fifth year at the Fringe (that’s five hours of nonsense under our belts. If we had belts); that we’re originally from Aberdeen, though we’ve lost the accent – fit like – cos at an early age we went to … er … school; that I’m a Sock, and so is he.’

2. Give 4 reasons why people should come to see your Fringe kids show, Chunky Woollen Nits

Because it’s the first time we’ve ever done a show that 7-year-olds can watch; we’ve always said we were for grown-ups aged 12 and over, because of some sweary words and subjects that kids wouldn’t understand; we realised at this year’s Adelaide Fringe that if we took out the rude bits, we were probably even funnier; so far this family-friendly show has had three five-star reviews, our best ever!

3. What are the 3 best things about being part of the Fringe?

‘Hanging out with our fellow Socks. Comedians hang out in bars, we hang out on a big celebrity washing line; meeting people from all over the world, enticing them into our show, then watching them gape in awe and wonder, mostly because they don’t speak English; being in Edinburgh, which is like the Athens of the North, except it’s not bankrupt and there’s a lot less Taramasalata.

4. What 2 things should all good children’s shows have?

Kids in the audience. Idiots on the stage.’

5. What 1 word sums up your style?


Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 26 August (not 13–15, 20–22) 11am, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).